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Two U.S. dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

February 22, 2017 Michael R. Blood - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters

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Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

February 21, 2017 Kristin J. Bender - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region. A levee break along the San Joaquin River

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Earthquake could impact northern and southern California simultaneously, doubling previous residential property damage estimate: CoreLogic

November 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both northern and southern California simultaneously – once considered impossible – could cause up to 126% more residential property damage than previously thought, according to a new data analysis from CoreLogic,