California’s reservoirs refill after historic storms, but snowmelt poses risks
After a barrage of severe winter storms, 12 of California’s 17 major reservoirs have been replenished — a silver lining for a state suffering from brutal drought. But officials also warn that when the enormous snowpack atop the Sierra Nevada starts to melt, the runoff could cause a new threat to those below. Los Angeles Times reporter Hayley Smith joins William Brangham to discuss.
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