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California's Biggest Reservoir Just Hit a Happy Milestone

Gates of Shasta Dam opened for first time in nearly 20 years

(Newser) - For the first in almost two decades, water spilled from the top of Shasta Dam in California this week—another sign that the state's long drought is all but over. With Lake Shasta, California's largest reservoir, at 93% capacity, officials opened Shasta Dam's topmost gates one at... More »

In Flooded Detroit, Driver Killed in 3 Feet of Water

1K vehicles abandoned in suburban area: mayor

(Newser) - The Detroit area has been pounded with rain, with more than 6 inches hitting some parts of the region—and the onslaught has now been linked to a death. A woman is thought to have suffered cardiac arrest as her car battled 3 feet of water, the AP reports. Another... More »

7 Numbers That Show How Nuts Colorado Flood Was

'Christian Science Monitor' calls it a 1K-year flood

(Newser) - To say it's been a wet month in Boulder, Colorado, may just be the understatement of the century—or the millennium. The Christian Science Monitor reports that "the numbers tell a tale of a thousand-year flood," and backs up that statement with some pretty stark figures. Here... More »

8 Inches of Rain Swamp NYC

Workers narrowly escape death in flooding basement elevator

(Newser) - Two workers were saved from drowning in an elevator, cars were up to their windows in water, and subway service shut down in New York City yesterday, all because of a rainfall that shattered a 116-year record. An astonishing 7.7 inches of rain pelted the city in a single... More »

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