Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (CA) residual runoff from recent AR

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 15:05:14 EDT

Summary: Mopping up through out the state.

California WSC is mopping up after the latest spate of ARs passed through the state the this week. Flood crests are continuing to move downstream on our largest rivers, and out of monitoring stage today.

Flows on the Klamath River have dropped from 120K at the mouth at Klamath down to 80K this morning. Further upstream, above the Trinity R confluence at Orleans, flows have dropped from 34K yesterday to 20K this morning.
While on the Trinity River at Hoopa flows have receded from a peak of 65K yesterday to 35K today.

Crews are out mopping up from all 8 of our field offices again today collecting recessionary measurements and fixing damaged gages. The sun is breaking through and things look good at the moment, however, the conveyor is scheduled to pump in several more inches of rain and snow (at last count Truckee, CA had 53 FEET of snow on the ground!) through out the soggy state next week.

Flood warning for the lower Pajaro River, where there was a breach of the levee earlier, is still in effect until Friday at noon.

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