Lake Tahoe weather: Flood warning in El Dorado, 22 other California counties
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.
SLTFR working with public works removing water with a reserve engine on Colorado Ct. residents cannot get into their homes. pic.twitter.com/h3lUl1UJEI
— SLT Fire Rescue (@SLakeFireRescue) February 10, 2017
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.
— Tahoe Daily Tribune (@TahoeDailyTrib) February 11, 2017