Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District Canal Breached

Oct 22, 2013 5:01 PM

(UPDATE) 3:25 p.m.- Around 1:15 P.M. this afternoon the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department received a report from an employee of the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District of a breach in the east canal bank south of County Road 29. They were advised by GCID they had repair crews on scene but expected some flooding on CR 29 and SR 45. The Sheriff’s Department indicated the area of the breach is mostly surrounded by orchards and there was no immediate threat to homes. Crews are still attempting to patch the breach. Flood waters are being diverted to Stony Creek at the St. John’s Bridge which will flow into the Sacramento River.

(UPDATE) 3:00 p.m.-
We have learned the breach is on the canal's west side. The water did flood one orchard, entered a drain, and is going back into to Sacramento river. Officials at the scene have indicated the water has not gone over SR 45 yet, but have closed the road in case it does. Crews are working on getting pumps up and working. CHP first reported the breach at 1:24 p.m.

We have just received word from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District Canal has been breached just south of County Road 29 between Ordbend and Hamilton City. The Sheriff’s Office has indicated that SR 45 will be closed due to flooding. The breach occurred sometime between 2 and 2:30 p.m. We will continue to bring you the latest on this developing story.


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