Flood Maps Available To The Public
The county and city of Sacramento have prepared detailed maps showing various flood scenarios, and those maps are now available to the public.
Monday, December 11, 2006
The maps deal with 18 potential levee breaks on urban creeks and the American and Sacramento Rivers. They were originally developed to help Sacramento officials coordinate rescues and evacuations in event of a flood.
One set of maps shows exactly that -- rescue and evacuation routes. Dave Brent, with the city of Sacramento, says the second set shows where the water would flow:
What they focus on is where the water goes, the timing of the water and the ultimate depth of the water.
Brent says the maps are for education only and the public should not use the depth information as an excuse not to follow evacuation orders.