The Shasta County Sheriff’s office asking all residents along the Sacramento River in the Castella and Sweetbriar areas to evacuate due to rising waters. An evacuation center has been setup at the St. Johns Parish in Dunsmuir.
Residents along the Sacramento River are urged to prepare for flooding this weekend as releases from Keswick Dam into the Sacramento River will be near the maximum limit. The Bureau of Reclamation will be begin to increase the flows Thursday night around 5PM. Releases will increase to 50,000 CFS Friday and will go up to 60,000 CFS on Saturday. By Sunday the flows are expected to reach 70,000 CFS. The extra water will cause the river to flood and those down river should be prepared.