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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY -- The Camanche Reservoir will not spill over Wednesday, according to engineers with the East Bay Municipal Utility District who maintain the structure.

But for the last two days officials warned water might come pouring over this spillway into the Mokelumne River, because Camanche Lake was expected to exceed capacity for the first time in 20 years.

 

It is located at the juncture of Amador, Calaveras and San Joaquin Counties, but flows into the Mokelumne River (through San Joaquin County).

Downriver, residents in this waterfront Lodi neighborhood are getting more water than they have in the last decade.

"With every storm, we run out back and check on the levels," neighbor Sean Collins said.

At this time there are no evacuations in place and officials are not too worried but residents who live downstream should be on alert for updates.

Though the dam is not expected to spill over, even if it were to, officials do not expect any problems. They say engineers would decrease normal output accordingly and the dam would still release the same amount of water.

Stay with FOX40 for the latest updates on the Camanche Reservoir.