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Are Our Creeks At Risk Of Overflow?

Original post made by Long Time Resident, Old Palo Alto, on Jan 16, 2019

With our past history of flooding due heavy rains at high tide, should we be concerned about another flood event?

High tide occurred around 8:54pm, and the rain has not ceased for hours.

According to the City of Palo Alto's website, it appears that we are only 2 feet before flooding occurs at Matadaro Creek (an engineered flood channel).
I'm unsure where the sensors are located.

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Perhaps other residents can chime in.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 16, 2019 at 10:17 pm

10:15pm the data indicate Matadero at Bayshore is 7.5 feet out of 12.5 flood stage.
Looking forward to king tide this Sunday, plus total lunar eclipse.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 16, 2019 at 10:52 pm

... and the fine print says: "Matadero creek readings are malfunctioning".

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