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Flooding Concerns in Sacramento County

A birds-eye view of the Discovery Park area of Sacramento after heavy rains and flooding in 2011.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY-

When it rains, it pours here, then it floods in areas like this, Morrison Creek, Arcade Creek, and Dry Creek.

The overflow of water causes road closures, park damage, and in the worst years — flooded homes.

It’s not a downpour, but the slow-moving, steady rain that is going to cause the most problems.

The Department of Water Resources monitors water levels.

At the Arcade Creek on Winding Way the water doesn’t even reach the sensor Tuesday morning, but come this weekend it could be a very different story.

For Arcade Creek the monitor stage is at 72.4 feet above sea level, flood stage is just over a foot higher — at 73.9.

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