Water & Drought

Weather

Levee breaches being repaired on swollen Mokelumne River near Lodi

A levee break reported Monday afternoon on the north bank of the Mokelumne River levee near Lodi is being filled while crews are sandbagging a second break on the river’s south bank, the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services reports.

Arena

About that leak at Golden 1 Center – it’s been patched

The leaky roof atop Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center has been patched. A spokesman for the Sacramento Kings said the problem was fixed either late Tuesday or early Wednesday, hours after the leak was detected shortly before the Kings tipped off against the Detroit Pistons in their 3-month-old arena.

Weather

Sacramento braces for megastorm

Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley are bracing for potential flooding this weekend, as a massive weather system known as an atmospheric river builds off the coast. Forecasters say that by Monday rainfall and river flows could reach totals not seen in more than a decade.

Videos

Epic Sierra snowfall has skiers gleeful, residents shoveling

As skiers flocked to the Tahoe area to take advantage of epic snowfall, residents continued to dig out.
Peter Hecht The Sacramento Bee
Epic Sierra snowfall has skiers gleeful, residents shoveling 1:11

Epic Sierra snowfall has skiers gleeful, residents shoveling

Sacramento braces for megastorm 1:03

Sacramento braces for megastorm

Recent storms give Sierra snowpack a fighting chance at first measurement 1:38

Recent storms give Sierra snowpack a fighting chance at first measurement

Rivers swell after December storms, sending more debris and lifting boats higher 1:34

Rivers swell after December storms, sending more debris and lifting boats higher