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Flash flood warning in portions of Plumas in effect until 10:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning  for northwestern Plumas County until 10: 30 p.m. today, July 30.

Doppler radar indicates thunderstorms are producing heavy rain over the Dixie Fire burn scar near Greenville and Lake Almanor. Radar estimates that between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen along the ridges west and south of Greenville and near Almanor and Prattville along Highway 89.

Flooding and debris flow could most likely occur along Round Valley Road and near Round Valley Reservior south and west of Greenville, and along Highway 89 from Greeville to Lake Almanor. The expected rainfall rate is 1 inch in 30 minutes. Additional rainfall amounts up to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Excessive rainfall over the warning area will cause mud slides near steep terrain. The mud slide can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

According to the National Weather Service, some locations that could experience flash flooding include Chester, Almanor, Prattville, Lake Almanor West, Lake Almanor Country Club, Canyondam, East Shore, Caribou, Seneca, Belden, Twain, Paxton, Indian Falls, Bald Eagle Mountain, Tobin, Crescent Mills, Storrie, Keddie and Greenville.


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