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Flooding concerns on the Sacramento River near Redding

Shasta Lake is at about 90 percent capacity right now, and warmer weather is on the way. The snowmelt may cause more serious flooding in areas around Redding.

Posted: Mar 10, 2019 7:15 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2019 9:03 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Shasta Lake is at about 90 percent capacity right now, and warmer weather is on the way. The snowmelt may cause flooding in areas around Redding.

Action News Now reporter Spencer Joseph was reporting from Park Marina Dr. with the latest on conditions.

Joseph said the sun may be shining but the river levels are still very high.

The video shows Keswick Dam, just up the river. It is pumping out over 40,000 feet of water per second. The warmer conditions right now mean more snowmelt and run-off. We are already looking at really high water levels in the Sacramento River as well as Shasta Lake and the water above Keswick Dam.

Park Marina Dr. was closed briefly fearing some flooding in Redding, but it was quickly reopened because levels were just low enough to keep the water out of the roadway.

The Shasta County Office of Emergency Services says they are closely monitoring the situation and have done a few trainings on Park Marina Dr. to prepare for whatever Mother Nature brings their way.

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