Mudslides blocking roads, trees landing on houses, raging rivers and Power Outages all were a part of the Atmospheric River that swept through Nevada County over the weekend. At Lefty’s Grill Restaurant in Nevada city the Deer Creek rose to levels not seen in nearly 20 years when the former Kirby’s Restaurant was also flooded at the corner of Sacramento and Broad Streets. As many people stood on the over-cross taking pictures of the swollen Deer Creek, inside Lefties Grill volunteers were helping put up plywood and place sandbags to divert the water, it has receded some this morning.
In other areas a tree came down on a house on Vista off or Ridge Rd. The Yuba River was also rising. PG and E is also cautioning those going near the South Yuba River to be aware of higher and changing flows that have not occurred in several years. The dam at Lake Spaulding could spill for several days, increasing flows by several-fold and well above the normal seasonal flows for this time of year. That could be along about 40 miles of the river, between the lake and Englebright Dam in Yuba County.
A brief break in the storm is expected today but the rain isn’t over yet. It’s going to be wet through out the week.