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Long-Lost California Lake's Flooding Is 'Life-Changing' Problem

Posted on AllSides April 4th, 2023
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Torrential rain has resurrected Tulare Lake, a lost lake in California, and it could take farmers years to recover from the subsequent floods, causing a potential agricultural crisis.

California recently emerged from a years-long drought after an excessively wet winter brought more than a dozen atmospheric rivers—and substantial rain—to the state. The storms have nearly eliminated the entirety of the state's drought, but now the state faces a new problem: too much water. Tulare Lake in the southern San Joaquin Valley was drained roughly a century ago and quickly became...

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