Flood Warnings In Effect

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Forecasters say we’ll get a break from the wet weather today but not for long.

"It’s not over yet. We’re looking at a lot more wet weather for the foreseeable future."

John Juskie – a science and operation officer for the National Weather Service – says more storms are forecast through the New Year’s weekend.

State and federal water managers are releasing torrents of water at the Folsom and Oroville dams. Rob Hartman – the hydrologist in charge at the California/Nevada River Forecast Center – says the system is working.

"As it is right now the reservoir operations are proceeding as expected. We’re seeing releases pretty much keeping the reservoirs out of encroachment before the next storms show up."

The Northern Sierra has had over 200% of its normal precipitation for this time of year. Most has fallen as rain, although a weekend cold front is expected to bring snow.