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

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.
Claire Cudahy / Tahoe Daily Tribune
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

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.

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.

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