Evacuation ordered as levee breaks in Northern California

This video shows flooding near the Airport Way Bridge and San Joaquin River in Manteca.

Elsewhere, the water level kept falling at Oroville Dam, where a damaged spillway had raised major flood concerns and prompted the evacuation of 188,000 people a week ago.

"When the water gets that high and more water is coming, there is just too much pressure and levees can break", Daly said.

That fresh influx of water, which is expected to continue for four consecutive days, is expected to raise the San Joaquin River at Vernalis to nearly 32 feet by Thursday.

National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said Monday that the city has logged 24.50 inches of rain since October 1.

About 150 miles north of San Francisco, the water level continued to fall at Oroville Dam, where a damaged spillway had raised major flood concerns and prompted an evacuation February 12.

Creeks and rivers are nearing flood stage in California as another rainstorm pounds the area, prompting evacuations and stranding several thousand people in a remote hamlet.

A levee broke in Northern California after severe rainstorms, leading authorities to order more than 500 people to leave their homes Monday night. "By and large, there's very little interaction or effect for the golf course".

The flooding of Coyote creek was caused by the overflowing Anderson reservoir, which reached capacity and sent water pouring over the spillway and into the creek on Saturday for the first time in over a decade. One of the roads was washed away by the storm and the other was blocked by mudslides, according to the Associated Press.

  • Larry Hoffman