Merced County California

Merced County News and Information

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

The Merced County Emergency Operations Center and its partners will continue using the break in the weather to perform proactive work that could lessen the impact of future weather and river flow impacts.

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Continued Increasing Flows Expected Along Merced River

Due to forecasted storm events and a high capacity of water in Lake McClure, increased predicted flows are expected to be seen on the Merced River beginning this evening. Those flows will reach up to 7,000 cubic feet per second.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Sandbag Locations – 2017

The County of Merced, and Cities of; Atwater, Livingston, Gustine, Los Banos and Merced, have established sandbag locations during times of extreme weather conditions. The locations will be open 24hrs, seven days a week and make sure to bring a shovel.

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

Coordinated water rescue training took place today between the Merced County Sheriff’s Office and Dive Team, the California National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Los Angeles City Fire Department and Ventura County Fire Department.

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

With dry weather forecasted in the coming days, emergency crews will continue to remove debris from waterways, repair levees when necessary, and prepare sandbags to mitigate impacts from the ongoing weather systems.

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

Officials are monitoring all waterways within the County. This monitoring effort includes the Eastside Bypass of the San Joaquin River as well as releases from Don Pedro Reservoir.

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Posted on: February 19, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

High winds are anticipated Monday, and with saturated soils, residents should be aware of the potential for toppled trees and power lines. Emergency crews are continuing to remove debris from waterways, repair levees when necessary, and prepare sandbags.

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Posted on: February 18, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

Rainfall is forecasted to continue through Tuesday and could bring an additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall. High winds are anticipated Monday, and with saturated soils, residents should be aware of the potential for toppled trees and power lines.

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

More rain has arrived to Merced County and has the potential to create impacts through the holiday weekend. This current weather system is forecasted to last through Saturday, and will be followed by a partial break Sunday.

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

After a short break in the weather, the rainfall is back and will bring potential impacts to Merced County.

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

With already-heavy flows along local waterways and soil that is still saturated from the last storm impacts, residents should be prepared for the potential of additional regionalized flooding events in the coming days.

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Update: Storm Impacts And Resources

Another storm system is expected to impact Merced County beginning late Wednesday night, and residents need to be prepared for potential flood impacts.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Storm Resources Update

Dry weather is forecasted through Wednesday, but a series of storms are projected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall beginning Thursday and into at least Monday. It’s important that residents use this short break to prepare for the next weather system.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Increasing Flows Expected Along Merced River

Due to forecasted storm events and a high capacity of water in Lake McClure, increased flows are expected to add to an already high-flow of fast-moving water along the Merced River. The increased flows are in addition to the previously-announced releases.

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Posted on: February 12, 2017

Additional Storm Impacts Anticipated This Week

With a short break in the weather, the Merced County Office of Emergency Services would like to encourage individuals to prepare for another round of storms later this week.

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Posted on: February 12, 2017

Resources Available To Residents Impacted By Flooding

Floodwaters in the Le Grand area are receding and a short break in the weather is allowing for some cleanup and recovery before the next storm. Any residential wells affected by floodwaters need to be disinfected before they can be safely used again.

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

Flooding Safety Tips

As many residents have seen with the most recent rain, flooding can happen anywhere, anytime with devastating effects to life and property. There are measures that can be taken to help lessen the impact of a flood long before flood waters rise.

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

Increased Flows Expected Along Merced River

Residents are urged to remain clear of the Merced River or any other waterway affected by recent storms. Under direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, increased releases of water will be made on Sunday from New Exchequer Dam, east of Snelling.

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

Evacuations Issued In Le Grand Area Due To Flooding

Flooding along Mariposa Creek has resulted in several residential evacuations in the Le Grand area. At the time of this news release, the affected area is north of Le Grand Road, south of Le Grand Canal, west of Fresno Road and east of Burchell Avenue.

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Posted on: December 26, 2016

Merced County Community Clean-up Program

The Merced County Department of Public Works, in coordination with each Municipal Advisory Council, announces the annual Community Clean-up Event schedule.

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