Thursday, May 25, 2006

Neighboring River Also Running High

In this news brief from Lodi today a neighboring area is also suffering from necessary high water releases causing problems with local water recreation.

Here is the brief.

Part of Mokelumne River closed to boaters
By News-Sentinel Staff Last updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 01:29:43 pm PDT

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department has closed two portions of the Mokelumne River to all boats and rafts, effective immediately.The affected areas are from Woodbridge Dam west to Peltier Road, and from Bruella Road east to Camanche Dam.

The Sheriff's Department, with the approval today by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, banned boating because of the high water release levels from Camanche Dam due to the heavy spring rainfall and expected snowmelt expected in the near future.

Portions of the Mokelumne River were also closed to boating in 2005, 1997, and 1995.