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California Hit by 12th Atmospheric River as Residents, Farmers Reel from Unrelenting Storms

HeadlineMar 20, 2023

California is bracing for more heavy storms this week, as the 12th atmospheric river this season hits the battered state. Thousands were ordered to evacuate Sunday in Central California. In the San Joaquin Valley, farmers say damage to crops could impact national and international food supply.

Brandon Dykstra: “Breaks everywhere, bridges, weirs, everything. I can’t even begin to put a number on that. Crop losses, my personal opinion is between hundreds of millions to billion-plus dollars. … And once those next storms hit, the flows will double, triple again, and it’s just going to keep coming and coming.”

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