Beware of water conditions in North State streams and rivers

The snow in the mountains has been melting and the runoff is extremely cold. Be careful in North State streams and rivers

Posted: Apr 20, 2019 11:02 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Outdoor temperatures may be warming up but the temperature of local waterways is still dangerously cold from the snowmelt.

This video was taken of Big Chico Creek in Upper Bidwell Park.

The water is running both cold and swift in our North State creeks and rivers.

It will not take long in the water for hypothermia or other problems to occur.

PG&E is warning people to take extra care around its hydroelectric facilities and dams where the water flow can change quickly.

We could experience this very cold runoff well into the summer.

California's last snowpack measurement was 175 percent of normal.

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It's been a warm and windy day for northern California with isolated showers breaking out over the higher terrain. We aren't done with the windy weather quite yet, but a quieter and warmer pattern is coming soon.
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