A bridge over Green Creek in Bridgeport, California, was damaged on June 20, after flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Reno, who said that high temperatures were contributing to rapid snowmelt in high-elevation basins. The nearby Twin Lakes Resort posted footage of the bridge damage to Instagram, commenting: “Green creek, once that little trickle, is now strong enough to rip apart the bridge.”
Officials are saying the recent hot weather in California is a wake up call for the heat ahead. The National Weather Service now has a tool that can help understand the Heat Risk to better be prepared and safe during outdoor activities this summer.
Water is 3.5 feet above the top of spillway at Lake Berryessa, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reports. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 5,000 cfs was coming out at the bottom of the famed "Glory Hole" drain at the lake.
California is trying to avert disaster at the tallest dam in the United States. With the possibility of more rain on the way, engineers are working as quickly as possible while evacuees are uncertain when they will be able to return home.
A man was rescued from his submerged pickup Tuesday near Mill Creek. Fresno County Sheriff's officers, members of Cal Fire, CHP and American Ambulance all responded to pull the 76-year-old out of his car.
The Fresno River in Oakhurst swelled after heavy rainfall in the area Friday. A flood warning has been issued central Fresno County, central Mariposa County, central Madera County, east-central Merced County, and northwestern Tulare County