Sacramento is at 199% of normal rainfall for the year. The impact on infrastructure has been dramatic, levee projects scheduled for future years are happening NOW. Trucks hauling rock are a common sight these days as levee repairs and rain continued.The post office in Nicolaus. I watched the black car for a while as the two men inside tried to figure out how to get their mail. They pulled into the parking lot, both doors opened, and the men looked out at the 6″ deep water. The doors closed, the car left the parking lot and stopped in the middle of the road, one man got out and opened the trunk – I’m sure he got out his rubber boots.In the middle of the night, a tree fell on Justin’s street and we lost power for half a day.Meanwhile, the daffodils are blooming.Rain, rain, go away. Not yet. An isolated storm heading for E Nicolaus.
While the mandated evacuation order has been lifted for the Oroville Dam emergency, school will not be back in session until at least Feb 21. In addition to the massive repair effort going on at the dam, there is also a flurry of activity along the nearby Feather River levee. Justin took these pictures today. Compare them to the pictures from last Sunday to see the contrast. At Verona, the confluence, the water is farther across the road.Great sheets of plastic go down first:Followed by gravel:Sacramento is at 188% of normal rainfall which will increase because rain is in the forecast. Fingers are crossed!