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It's a new era for Fresno State track and field. Warmerdam Field first opened in 1976 and for the first time since 1989 the D-1 program's facility is sporting a new look and new track.
With her umbrella in hand, Alexis Saldana took us down Church Street to look at the home she left two days ago because of storms.
A wave of wet weather and snow fall sweeping the area is prompting water levels to rise. Bass lake levels are currently well above the spill way.
Water flowed heavily from Bass Lake to Willow Creek Sunday and Monday, forcing calls for evacuations in the nearby town of North Fork.
It is not your everyday sight at Bass Lake, as water levels continue to rise with the wave of wet weather. Water gushes out of the Crane Valley Dam at Bass Lake and spills into North Fork Willow Creek.