Status of the Central Valley Flood Control System After Recent Storm

Several days of torrential rains in Northern California and high flows along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers are testing the health of the Central Valley’s flood control system, which features an extensive network of levees. The state’s levee network is in generally good health, and both forecasters and flood experts remain optimistic.

Flows on the San Joaquin River at Vernalis are forecast to continue rising for the next few days, cresting approximately 0.6 feet below Monitor Stage. Astronomical high tides peaked on January 12th, but are expected to remain relatively high over the next few days. (Read more…)