FlowWest Monitoring California Flooding

Cache Creek Flowing over 20 feet deep on 1/11/2017

Cache Creek Flowing over 20 feet deep on 1/11/2017

California saw its most significant rains in years over the past week. This has provided FlowWest with a great opportunity to take advantage and collect data that will inform our predictive tools to make better decisions about restoration, flood control, and water supply management in the future!

FlowWest's Anna Constantino on Cache Creek at I-5, just below flood stage!

FlowWest's Anna Constantino on Cache Creek at I-5, just below flood stage!

Yesterday we were collecting data on Cache Creek in Yolo County.  We saw the highest water levels recorded there since 2005!  Luckily, there have been no reports of property damage along the Creek.

In the coming weeks, we'll use the data we collected to improve the accuracy of the predictive river model of Cache Creek we created last year.  With that model, we'll know how the Creek will respond to future storms and how to better inform future restoration and flood projects.  We appreciate Yolo County giving us the opportunity to help them with this important work!

Paul Frank surveying an inundated floodplain site on Cache Creek

Paul Frank surveying an inundated floodplain site on Cache Creek