Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Delta Levee Break Repaired as Modesto Braces for Flooding

The rain swollen San Joaquin river watershed has been the focus of much concern, especially since a levee break of about 20 feet long appeared on farm land near Manteca. A major concern is the flow that has increased dramatically down the Tuolumne River since one of the spillways on Don Pedro Dam was opened for the first time in years. Five hundred residents were evacuated. Since then the levee has been fixed. Now Modesto residents are concerned about flooding from the Tuolumne. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.