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Lake Tahoe weather: Flood warning in El Dorado, 22 other California counties

The Upper Truckee River surpassed flood stage Thursday and crested Friday morning at 12.41 feet. Flood warnings remain in effect Saturday.

El Dorado County is one of 23 northern and central California counties under a flood warning through most of Saturday.

Although no new precipitation is expected Saturday, "river gauges and reports form emergency management officials, law enforcement and the public indicated widespread flooding impacts are continuing this weekend even though rain has subsided," the National Weather Service in Sacramento warns.

The warning is in effect until 9:15 p.m.

The mostly clear conditions forecast for Saturday come after days of rain and snow that caused flooding around South Lake Tahoe, including in Tahoe Keys, the area behind Knights Inn off Lake Tahoe Boulevard and elsewhere.

The Upper Truckee River surpassed flood stage Thursday and crested around 4:30 a.m. Friday at 12.41 feet — higher than that reached in January of this year but not quite the level reached in January 1997.

Public works crews and South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue assisted in flooded areas Friday, including on Colorado Court where some residents could not access their homes, according to posts on social media.

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Public works posted on Facebook Saturday morning that staff would be out around the city today cleaning up any snow on the streets, working in flooded areas and assessing the extensive road damage caused by the recent storms.

COUNTIES UNDER FLOOD WARNING

Colusa County in central California

Yolo County in central California

Sutter County in central California

Solano County in central California

Plumas County in northern California

Alpine County in northern California

Placer County in central California

Shasta County in northern California

Lassen County in northern California

Amador County in northern California

Tuolumne County in northern California

Sacramento County in central California

Lake County in central California

Stanislaus County in central California

San Joaquin County in central California

El Dorado County in northern California

Calaveras County in northern California

Tehama County in northern California

Butte County in northern California

Glenn County in central California

Sierra County in northern California

Yuba County in central California

Nevada County in northern California