After 3 Days, Flood Evacuation Warnings are Lifted


Flood Evacuation warnings have been lifted by the Plumas County Sheriffs’ office.

As of last evening, river levels had receded enough to reduce the threat for homes along the Middle fork of the feather river from Cromberg, Portola, to Graeagle. Homes were under the warning for three days as the area’s waterways became swollen from the heavy rains early this week, followed by warmer days that began to melt the snowpack. River levels peaked late Thursday night just feet below the major flood stage.

Continued unsettled weather remains in the forecast, potentially bringing more snow and rain mixed through the end of March. Though the threat of flooding has decreased heading into this weekend, it is not completely out of sight.