Publication Date February 10, 2017

2 Dead After Heavy Rain, Rapid Snowmelt in California and Nevada Trigger Flooding, Mudslides and Dam Failures

United States

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Parts of Nevada and California continue to battle heavy rain and rapid snowmelt in the Sierra Mountains, which has led to at least two deaths attributed to widespread flooding that triggered numerous mudslides and road washouts. In Oroville, California, water opened up a massive hole in the nation's largest dam and a state of emergency was declared in Nevada after an earthen dam failed.