From the Modesto Bee – A new report examines how erecting a small dam on Dry Creek might reduce its role in Modesto-area flooding. Stanislaus County Public Works will hold a Jan. 18 open house on the idea. It does not have funding yet for the project, which could cost as much as $48 million based on the consultant’s work. The report looks at 11 possible sites where Dry Creek might be impounded, generally in the Waterford area. (more)