NWS Increases Susan River Flood Potential


The arriving heavy rain storm for Friday has intensified, and The National Weather Service has updated its forecast to predict an increase in river levels. The hydrologic prediction center expects the Susan River to reach 13 feet in the coming days. Moderate flooding is likely along the Pitt River in northern Lassen County and other creeks and streams.

Though these remain predictions, it is best to be prepared and know if you are in a flood-prone area. You can register with the county’s emergency alert system, Zonehaven, and GEM to check your address.

Based on the national weather service’s historical data, they expect the effects along the Susan River to see “Moderate flooding in Susanville from Lassen Street downstream along Riverside Drive. Some homes along the river have moderate flood effects…especially on Carroll Street. And you can expect Significant lowland flooding below Susanville in Johnstonville…Leavitt Lake…Standish and the Litchfield areas. Rural roads and bridges in these areas are prone to flood.

They would expect similar flooding patterns if you were around town in March of 1983.