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Flood Warning in San Benito County, California
Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages
San Benito County California Urgency: Expected Severity: Moderate Certainty: Likely
Active Timeframe
3/14/2023 3:01:00 PM until 3/15/2023 3:15:00 AM   EXPIRED
Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued tonight by 1100 PM PDT.
Alert Summary
The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in California... Pajaro River At Chittenden affecting Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties. ...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... * WHAT...In coordination with the Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency as well as Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties flooding is expected below the official flood stage along the Monterey County portion of the Pajaro River due to observed impacts from the recent levee failures. * WHERE...Pajaro River At Chittenden. * WHEN...Until further notice. * IMPACTS...At 27.5 feet, Water may begin seeping under muscle wall along the Monterey County portion of the levees. ...At 28 feet, Levee along the Monterey County portion of the Pajaro may overtop. ...At 29.5 feet, Parts of State Highway 129 between US Highway 101 and Watsonville will flood. The entire Pajaro River will have moderate bank erosion and sediment deposition. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 2:30 PM PDT Tuesday the stage was 18.24 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to begin rising again this evening in response to the rain and continued runoff. The river is forecast to crest around 23.6 feet early Wednesday morning. - Flood stage is 32.0 feet. - Flood History...No available flood history. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood &&