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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

#CALEMA #OES #FOC: Stanislaus and San Joaquin River Flood Information

CURRENT SITUATION - COUNTY, STATE, AND FEDERAL AGENCIES CONTINUE TO MONITOR SAN JOAQUIN RIVER

Stanislaus and San Joaquin River: With high snow pack above the San Joaquin water shed, and large releases from reservoirs that feed the San Joaquin, the Flood Operations Center (FOG- a flood specific State Federal agency site) is monitoring the system closely:
  • *The FOC is staffed to address changing weather conditions, river forecasts, and flood system concerns.
  • New Hogan Dam: Current plan is to continue reducing New Hogan releases.
  • The San Joaquin Operational Area (jurisdictions within San Joaquin County borders), are closely monitoring storm related threats,
Incident Maps: http://www.sjgov.org/oes/disasters/11-12_Spring%20Storms-2011/FlashReport_004.pdf
OFFICIAL SITUATION REPORTS: - Situation Report #1 (22-Mar)  - Situation Report #2 (25-Ma)r   - Situation Report #3  31-Mar  - Flash Report #4_04-Apr

News Article: Flood emergency declared over weakened levee
The AP

MODESTO, Calif.—Alarmed by a weakened levee on the San Joaquin River, Stanislaus County supervisors have declared a flood emergency.

The Modesto Bee reports that rising water has eroded eight feet into the levee near Gomes Lake, prompting the declaration on Tuesday. Declaring the emergency could lead to financial help from the state and federal government.

While county authorities say the condition of the levee is not what they termed an "imminent threat," it is being closely watched because a breach would threaten 7,000 acres of farmland and thousands of dairy cattle.

County officials say flooding caused by rising water levels of the San Joaquin River has forced the evacuation of some trailer parks and could damage county parks, roads and bridges.
Source: http://www.sjgov.org/oes/
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