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California’s largest reservoir project in decades clears environmental court challenge – The Sacramento Bee

California is one step closer to building its largest water storage facility in nearly 50 years, after a court ruled in favor of the Sites Reservoir project following a challenge by environmental groups. The Yolo County Superior Court issued the 65 page ruling late last week, marking a possible end to the project’s environmental litigation.


Early fires in California could signal worse to come, officials say – The Washington Post

A recent surge in California fire activity, punctuated by a large blaze that erupted outside of San Francisco on Saturday, has officials wondering if this year’s fire season could be worse than expected.  


Revealed: a century-old water war is leaving this rural California county in disrepair – The Guardian

Two rural California airports that are crucial to local air ambulance services, firefighting efforts and search and rescue operations are unable to perform critical repairs, blocked by an agency 300 miles away: the city of Los Angeles