Winter Storms Dump Water on Southern California

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Record amounts of rain have hit the Southland since Thursday, with three more storms expected, tonight through this coming Thursday. Meteorologists say it's a weather pattern that only happens once every 10 or 15 years. It's the kind of weather that could result in a major disaster in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, where eleven hundred miles of levees prevent flooding over an enormous area.  The Army Corps of Engineers recently said many, including an eight mile stretch of the American River in Sacramento, were "unacceptable."



  • Ryan Kittell - Meteorologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office
  • Jeffrey Mount - senior fellow at Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center; professor emeritus, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis


Warren Olney