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After years of concern about California running dry — with reservoirs reaching historic lows — it can be hard to remember what it’s like when the water is too high.
On New Year’s day in 1997, the rain just wouldn’t stop, leading to devastating flooding in the days to follow.
Twenty-five years later, KCRA 3 is looking back at what happened, why the damage was so dramatic, what has changed since the years since — and whether it could happen again.
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— KCRA 3’s Tamara Richter, Jonathan Ayestas and Hilda Flores contributed to this series.
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