PREPARING FOR FLOODS

CCC crews train today for future levee breaches

From Manteca/Ripon Bulletin. Earlier this month the California Conservation Corps opened its first Stockton residential housing center aimed at having resources available in the event of a flood. And today they’ll be on a levee in South Stockton practicing their response in the event of a breach. In preparation for potential flooding during the winter season, approximately 200 corps members from 13 different centers will assemble on the levee behind Van Buskirk Golf Course to practice flood control tactics – honing their skills in the effort to protect life and property for Californians that may be living in a flood impact zone. (more)