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A fast melting snowpack means CA might need to prepare for flooding

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In this photo taken April 1, 2017, snow surveyor Kevin Klinefelter skis near a snow-covered stream near Bishop Pass in the Inyo National Forest near Bishop, Calif. Snow surveys date to the early 1900s when a University of Nevada professor developed a method to weigh water content in snow and predict runoff into Lake Tahoe. Dam operators used the information to prevent flooding and save water, ending a fight between lake residents and land owners downstream. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
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In this photo taken April 1, 2017, snow surveyor Kevin Klinefelter skis near a snow-covered stream near Bishop Pass in the Inyo National Forest near Bishop, Calif.

After a very wet winter, California has been pulled out of the drought but the risk of flooding is real as the snowpack melts…rapidly.

Heads up! Just when you thought it was all over - it's expected to rain this weekend. 

California's been hit with plenty of precipitation this winter and that's put the snowpack WAY above normal. Good news for easing the drought. But there's some possible bad news, too. If all that snow melts too quickly, it could cause serious flooding.

Something the state already got a taste of earlier this year in San Jose and at the Oroville Dam.

So, what are we doing about it?

Let's ask Jay Lund. He's the Director of the Center for Watershed Science at UC Davis. He joined A Martinez to discuss how California deals with flooding.

To listen to the segment, click the blue play button above.

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