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All gates closed on Sacramento Weir after first-in-a-decade opening this month

Drone shows high rushing water at Sacramento area weirs

This month is the fourth wettest January on record in Sacramento. A total of 9.85 inches has fallen in Sacramento – and the month is not over. That places January 2017 fourth in the record books. This video from John Hannon courtesy of Sacramento
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This month is the fourth wettest January on record in Sacramento. A total of 9.85 inches has fallen in Sacramento – and the month is not over. That places January 2017 fourth in the record books. This video from John Hannon courtesy of Sacramento

Officials have closed all the gates of the Sacramento Weir, stopping the flow of water that helped flood the Yolo Bypass west of Sacramento.

After heavy rains, crews on Jan. 10 lifted gates on the flood release structure near downtown Sacramento. It was the first time since 2006 that the river rose high enough to open the structure.

The weir acts as a flood-release valve to flush excess water from the Sacramento River system into the Yolo Bypass floodplain, keeping Sacramento and towns along the river from becoming flooded.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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