Valley Springs, CA — As Calaveras County braces for the next storm it is already expecting flooding as New Hogan Dam reaches capacity.
The dam is three feet from spilling over. The Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water, which is creating high flows in the channels below.
A levee in the area west of the intersection of Milton and Jenny Lind Road is expected to fail within the next 24 hours.
Officials say when that happens it will mostly flood only farmland and orchards.
No homes are currently being threatened.
The heaviest rainfall of this next storm is expected at 10 p.m. Friday night. It is predicted to drop as much as 2 inches of rain.
Written by Vanessa Turner.