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Wildfires

Wildfires in West explode in size amid hot, windy conditions – Associated Press

Photo: Three smoke plumes from the McKinney Fire are seen early Saturday, July 30, 2022 Wildfires in California and Montana exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders for over 100 homes Saturday, while an Idaho blaze was spreading. In California’s Klamath National Forest, the fast-moving

Drought

Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms

Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. But the mighty lake — a linchpin in a system of aqueducts and reservoirs in the

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