Murphys, CA — The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reports that Murphys Creek is running much higher than normal below the Murphys afterbay.
The water is moving fast (125 cubic ft. per second), just below the afterbay, and the flow has been increasing downstream as small tributaries converge with the creek. Flows will likely continue to increase as the rain continues. The Sheriff’s Office wants to emphasize there is no dam failure and no immediate emergency, but people should stay a safe distance from the creek and residents along the creek should monitor the creek level in relation to their homes.
We’ll pass along more information as it becomes available.