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Officials warn of flash flood potential as rainy season begins in California

Flood and fire officials from the California Department of Water Resources, Cal Fire and the National Weather Service warn that weather and land conditions across California increase the potential for flash flooding during the rainy season now under way.  

Before And After: Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California’s Lake Oroville Water Level

Caption:OROVILLE, CA - JULY 20: In this before-and-after composite image, (Top) The Enterprise Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville near the Bidwell Marina on July 20, 2011 in Oroville, California. (Photo by Paul Hames/California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images) OROVILLE, CA - AUGUST 19: (Bottom) The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that is nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State’s lakes and reservoirs is reaching historic lows. Lake Oroville is currently at 32 percent of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)