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Posted on: February 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Flooding and Wells

Due to the large amounts of precipitation that we’ve encountered this year,  our soil infrastructure has become oversaturated.  The ground, river, and creeks cannot handle the recent atmospheric river events .  Thus we have seen some areas of flooding in the county. The flooding in the foothills is different from the flooding we see in the valley.  In the valley, we can have large acreages impacted from flood waters.  Here in Tuolumne, the flooding is more in-line of expanding creeks and drainages.  A few great examples are Kewin Mill Road and Mormon Creek Road.  Mormon Creek has several homes that are only a few feet from the creek yet they rely on a water well for their health and safety needs.  In some areas, the water levels of this creek are expanding upon those homes private wells.  The document attached is intended to inform individuals that may have encountered flood waters above their well to give them guidance about restoring their supply of safe water.

Flooding and Wells
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