California Atmospheric River and Flooding February 2019

Start Date

February 27, 2019

Overview

MODIS image showing flooding in Northern California on February 28, 2019.

MODIS image showing flooding in Northern California on February 28, 2019.

An atmospheric river from the Pacific Ocean has been providing the fuel for heavy rainfall across Northern California starting in late Februrary. The flooding caused at least one death and forced the evacuation of thousands of people as the floodwaters rose. The Russian River reached it's highest level in decades causing large amounts of flooding in the town of Guerneville, CA.

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