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This breathtaking rush of water spilling from Auburn area dam illustrates mega-March rainfall

Fly over breathtaking rush of water spilling from Auburn area dam

This stunning drone footage gives a birds eye view of the beautiful falls and nature that run along the Lake Clementine reservoir in the Auburn area.
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This stunning drone footage gives a birds eye view of the beautiful falls and nature that run along the Lake Clementine reservoir in the Auburn area.

The Sacramento Valley will dry out and become increasingly warmer this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Some of the region's temperatures may even hit 80 degrees late in the work week, the weather service said.

In Sacramento, temperatures on Monday will reach a high of 66 degrees. Then, the forecast calls for 74, 77 and 78 for the next three days. Lows will be in the upper-40s to low 50s.

Aerial footage released by John Hannon of the Sacramento Valley Water group shows just how big of an influx of water the region experienced in March. The video (see above) flies over the dam at Lake Clementine on the North Fork of the American River near Auburn, where water is seen spilling over.

For example, according to the National Weather Service, downtown Sacramento received 5.37 inches of rainfall in March, compared to the normal monthly rainfall of 3.02 inches. In February, the Sacramento saw only 0.66 inches of rainfall, when the normal monthly amount is 3.69 inches. January, meanwhile, received 5.07 inches of rain, above a monthly normal precipitation of 3.97 inches.

The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) shared footage of a dramatic rescue of a man stranded in floodwaters in Sacramento on March 22. The man is uninjured.

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