Floodgates Opened for the First Time in Years

Posted by on Thursday, January 12, 2017
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Precautions are in place to protect the city of Sacramento.

Rising floodwaters from a series of storms have prompted officials to open the floodgates of the Sacramento River on Monday.

A wall of water was released downstream into the Yolo Bypass.

The National Weather Service warned farmers in the river valley region to have livestock and farm equipment moved out of the way of the impending floodwaters. 

The California Department of Water Resources last opened the gates in 2005.

People were evacuated in the North Bay town of San Anselmo after a creek overflowed its banks, authorities said.

The state of California has been experienced years of drought, that is now being eliminated.



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