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A series of stories this week renewed talk about the potential that Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration would scale down its $17 billion twin tunnels proposal, California WaterFix.

Almost a year after near disaster at Oroville Dam resulted in the evacuation of 188,000 nearby residents, the city of Oroville is suing California’s Department of Water Resources, which operates the dam.

There are still a few months left in the winter, but snowpack is historically low across portions of the Colorado River Basin, which will impact Colorado River flows and storage in Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

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