Understanding Local Flood Control

Understanding Local Flood Control
Posted on 02/27/2017

There has been a lot in the news about local dams, such as Don Pedro Dam, and the need to release water because of full reservoirs.  The City of Ripon is located adjacent to the Stanislaus River, which the river flow is controlled upstream by New Melones Dam.  As of February 24th, New Melones Reservoir is 63% full, which is normal for this time of year.  The City of Ripon will continue to monitor releases from New Melones Dam and will advise residents if we become aware of any concerns of flooding in our community.   

If you are interested in keeping up to date with emergency flood conditions that is occurring throughout San Joaquin County, please visit the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services website at https://www.sjgov.org/department/oes/current .  The site provides up-to-date information regarding flooding, evacuations, shelter information, road closures, a list of sand bag vendors, Red Cross Safe and Well information, a link to neighborhood evacuation maps, links to City websites as well as many other resources. 

You may also register for real-time alerts from the City of Ripon (via text message and email) through Nixle (click on the red “CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP” button on the City of Ripon home page).

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