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Valley Springs Flood Update

A mandatory evacuation of the La Contenta subdivision went into effect overnight in Calaveras County.

Officials called for the evacuation of some 150 homes due to dam failures at the Peachtree irrigation pond for the La Contenta golf course.

The American Red Cross set up shelters at the Veterans Hall and Valley Springs Elementary School.

Also Cosgrove Creek has overflowed its banks causing major flooding throughout Valley Springs.

Road closures include Silver Rapids, Pettinger Road and Messing Road.

Sandbags are available at CDF and the Government Center in San Andreas, in Jenny Lind at the Public Works Yard and at the Foothill Fire Station.

Written by Vanessa Turner.