Sky FOX40: Rivers and Reservoirs Can Handle Rain
The rivers and reservoirs in the Sacramento area held up well against Wednesday’s rain.
A fly over the Yolo bypass in Sky FOX40 shows a little bit of pooling water. Over the American River the water level doesn’t appear to be an issue.
With multiple storms expected from now through the weekend Sudhakar Talanki, Chief of River Forecasting at the Department of Water Resources, said that could change with the amount of rain that will fall. “From several inches to almost 20”, we have a number of locations which are expected to reach monitor stage or flood stage.”
However he added those areas are prone to flooding. While people should take precautions there is some relief.
“The Folsom Reservoir has a lot of space available, being early in the season,” said Talanki.
Turns out the Folsom Reservior is only at 37% capacity.
While Talanki doesn’t think there’s much cause for concern he added the department of water resources will be keeping a close eye on developments.
Anyone who wants to track river and reservoir levels can do so by logging on to http://cdec.water.ca.gov/