Update

by / Friday, 24 February 2017 / Published in Community

Some of the latest information from Stanislaus county:

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Briefing

-Flows into the Tuolumne River from Don Pedro dam will remain around 16,000 cfs today with reservoir elevation at 828.68 ft . The river has begun to plateau around 58.37’ with a flow around 15,000 cfs. There still has been no response from the Army Corps of Engineers on Don Pedro continuing discharge flows. If no response is received the dam will start to reduce flows, which can take up to 24 hours.

-Dry Creek has plateaued at 68.65’ with flows at around 185 cfs and is projected to continue to trend downward.

-The San Joaquin River has also plateaued near Newman around 65.6’ with flows at around 21,300 cfs. The San Joaquin River near Vernalis has plateaued around 30.5’ with flows at around 41,000 cfs.

-IDE teams were directed to the San Joaquin River to assess damage and document levee conditions.

-The Stanislaus EOC Fire Branch will be on call over the weekend.

Road Closures

  • Hickman Road Bridge between Hwy 132 and Delaware Road
  • Shiloh Road between Grayson Road and Paradise Road
  • Cooperstown Road between Willms Road to LaGrange Road
  • Grayson Road from Cox Road to Shiloh Road
  • River Road from Hills Ferry Road to Villa Manucha Road
  • Vivian Road between Keyes Road and Monte Vista Ave
  • Oak Flat Road between Ward Ave and Diablo Grande Parkway
  • Hale Road between Anderson and Stuhr Road
  • Eastin Road (since January 2017)
  • Jorgenson Road (since January 2017)
  • Bell Road between Stuhr Road to Anderson Road (since January 2017)
  • Pelican Road between Orchard Road and Dairy Road
  • Zeff Road/River Road – Under the 7th Street Bridge

Weather

Today

Patchy frost before 10 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm wind.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 10 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Monday Night

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Safety Message

As the weather improves agencies may see an increase of community members congregating around puddling water or rivers. Through curiosity community members may try to explore waterways. It is recommended agencies take an active role in promoting water safety. Stay vigilant and encourage use of flotation devices while agencies are working around water. Ready.gov offers these basic safety tips:

  1. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  2. Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  3. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  4. If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  5. If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  6. Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
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