Storm makes levees overflow

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant No damage to homes or businesses was reported, Covall-Alves said. The Sonoma Creek is prone to flooding and most homeowners in the area are prepared, CHP officials said. “This is such a standard thing we get every year,” said CHP Officer Bill Brewer. “I’m sure homeowners out there have taken every precaution.” A nearby levee along Schell Creek also overtopped in two places, sending water spilling into rural fields, Covall-Alves said. SCHELLVILLE, Calif. – A storm that dumped about two inches of rain in Sonoma County overnight flooded part of state Highway 121 for several hours as water overtopped nearby levees, officials said. Heavy rains washed out a section of the highway at Schellville early Monday, prompting state Department of Transportation officials to close less than a mile of the road. A break in the weather allowed the water to recede by noon, when the highway was reopened. Meanwhile, a levee built on private property near Sonoma Creek overtopped just before 8 a.m. Monday, flooding the property owner’s vineyard, officials said. The levee, located in a rural area about seven miles south of the city of Sonoma, already was weakened by the New Year’s storm, which caused a break that hadn’t yet been fixed, said Sandy Covall-Alves, a Sonoma County emergency services coordinator. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning after the levee failure. last_img

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