Officials open all gates of the Nimbus Dam

Heavy rains have caused officials to open all 18 gates of the Nimbus Dam to release water into the American River.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2019 12:06 PM

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. -Heavy rains have caused officials to open all 18 gates of the Nimbus Dam to release water into the American River.

The National Weather Service says the recent series of storms has all but eliminated drought-level dryness in California this winter.

The opening of the gates will allow excess water in the dam to flow. 

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