Soreath Hok is a reporter with Valley Public Radio
After much precipitation, the long-dry Tulare Lake is back — allowing a Native tribe to reconnect with the lake they had built their lives around. (Story aired on ATC on July 7, 2023.)
After massive precipitation, the long-dry Tulare Lake is back. That's been hard on crops and homes, but has allowed the Tachi Yokut Tribe to reconnect with the lake they once built their lives around.
Tulare Lake used to be the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. A wet winter in California has revived the dried up lake — leaving whole communities under water.
California's Central Valley is experiencing a dramatic heatwave. Residents are bracing for a difficult weekend, with temperatures expected to reach as high as 130 degrees in Death Valley.