Photos from last winter's flooding. The county wants landowners to pay to repair and maintain levee system. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Landowners reject agreement on levee repairs, Rivas blames county for not being prepared for rains

Updated Article-After Lovers Lane landowners rejected the county's indemnification agreement no action will be taken to repair levees until after supervisors hold town meeting Oct. 5 to discuss options.


Government / Politics

As county waits for federal funds, roads and levees will not be repaired

Repairs to levee systems near Lovers Lane are on hold and FEMA will only pay to restore roads to previous conditions

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Government / Politics

County water district joins Santa Clara in agreement that may result in expanded reservoir

New dam on upper Pacheco Creek could help store water for dry years and provide better flood control in the Lovers Lane area


Google Maps directions led some drivers to flooded roads

Office of Emergency Services director reports on road closures and rescues following latest round of storms

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Flash flood warnings for the county

Flood-ravaged Lovers Lane area expected to be inundated again as Pacheco Creek exceeds flood stage; voluntary evacuations in effect again

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Two new levee breaks compound flooding

Flood warnings for Lovers Lane, San Felipe areas expire, but impacts continue


Another round of rain predicted for Sunday

Pacheco Creek levee repair work commences as another bout of rain predicted to sweep through on Sunday

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Police / Fire

San Benito River rise above flood stage prompts warnings

Flash flood watch continues in San Benito County, as the San Benito River rose above flood stage


Housing / Land Use

Pacheco Creek rise Sunday prompts another flood warning, evacuation order

Pacheco Creek near Dunneville had surpassed the 12-foot flood stage by early Sunday afternoon, with more flooding expected


Government / Politics

County hosting community meeting for flood victims

Tuesday meeting will feature county officials answering questions from the public


Officials offer update on county flooding

Office of Emergency Services is asking residents affected by the flooding to fill out a survey to gather information on damage and losses

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Levee breach threatens more flooding near Lovers Lane

100-by-50-foot levee breach could lead to more flooding, officials say


Police / Fire

Community rallies to help flood victims

Outpouring of support for residents, animals in the wake of evacuations during flooding

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Anticipating El Nino, supervisors declare flood emergency

Action allows for clearing of Pacheco creekbed without a stream bed alteration permit



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