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TID hopes to prolong spillway releases; Tuolumne River over flood stage

The Tuolumne River, struck by a surge of water from the Don Pedro Reservoir’s spillway, rose well above the flood stage Tuesday, though it did not result in major flooding. The situation remained precarious, with a full reservoir and swollen rivers downstream. The Turlock Irrigation District is trying to get approval for a plan to lower the reservoir to a more manageable level in the next week.

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Update: TID reduces flow from Don Pedro spillway; area rivers running faster

The impact outlook from the spillway release at Don Pedro Reservoir was brighter Tuesday than it was the day before. Turlock Irrigation District decided Tuesday night to reduce the flow from the floodgate to 16,000 cubic feet per second from the initial 18,000 cfs. The reduction began at 10 p.m., TID spokesman Calvin Curtin said Tuesday morning.

Jeff Jardine

Rumors of ICE roundup, checkpoint in Stanislaus County denied

Rumors of a checkpoint to round up undocumented immigrants last week in south Modesto and other points in Stanislaus County simply were not true, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman said. Any arrests targeted those with criminal records and those who posed a threat to the community – not merely being undocumented.

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Flooding in Modesto's Airport District

Area residents prepped for, react to Tuolumne River invading their space.
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Flooding in Modesto's Airport District 2:11

Flooding in Modesto's Airport District

Tuolumne, Dry Creek views from Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 1:59

Tuolumne, Dry Creek views from Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Dramatic video shows D.C. police rescuing man from burning car 1:54

Dramatic video shows D.C. police rescuing man from burning car

Harrison Ford mistakenly flies plane over airliner at California airport 1:08

Harrison Ford mistakenly flies plane over airliner at California airport