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Heavy rainstorms during the past week have resulted in more flood-related damages and evacuations, with the biggest being 14,000 people who were forced to leave their homes in San Jose.

The State Water Resources Control Board has launched a website, the Human Right to Water Portal, to address the issue of access to clean water for all Californians and to help make it easier to understand the impacts of water quality in communities.

After 16 years of drought in the Colorado River Basin, the region is getting some relief this winter as high levels of snow are accumulating in the Rocky Mountains and the chances of a water shortage at Lake Mead next year have fallen.

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