Eastern Plumas braces for flooding in low-lying areas along swollen Feather River
By Lauren Westmoreland
After weeks of being buried in snow, Eastern Plumas County residents are now readying themselves for increased flood risk as the Feather River takes on water in the latest rainstorms.
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office released an evacuation warning on the morning of Tuesday, March 14 asking residents along the river and low-lying areas near the river to prepare to evacuate to higher ground. Areas under risk run along the river from Beckwourth to Sloat. All are asked to remain mindful of their surroundings as the warning remains in effect, as well as remaining aware of proximity to potentially flooded areas.