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Battle of the berms: Farmers build maze of levees to protect land as ‘Big Melt’ heads for Tulare Lake

Growers and water managers in the Tulare Lake area have been moving mountains of dirt to beef up levees and build entirely new ones as they brace for snowmelt this summer.  A string of storms in March battered the region, blowing out levees and overwhelming infrastructure as flood water plowed through homes, dairies and crops. […]