Congressman Jeff Denham - who has helped local agencies get the federal government to look at fish predation on the Stanislaus River instead of just releasing more and more water - is now vowing to do what he can to ease perennial flooding concerns south of Manteca along the San Joaquin River.
Permits to access restricted areas falling under the mandatory flood evacuation in south Manteca are being made available all day today at the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Station on South Union Road at Nile Avenue.
February 22, 2017|
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO Bulletin Correspondent
The annual Mary Lou Tornell Art Show opened Monday afternoon as part of the Ripon Almond Blossom Almond Blossom Festival drawing some 42 entries in acrylics, pastels, pencils, charcoals and water colors that can be viewed this week in the Ripon Community Center on Fourth Street.
The Hampton Inn at Orchard Valley was ready for flood evacuees from south of Manteca after officers went door to door asking rural residents to leave their homes due to the possibility of levee breaks along the San Joaquin River.
The San Joaquin River that is imperiling farms in South Manteca and roughly 40,000 residents in Lathrop and Weston Ranch would be less of a threat today if it wasn't for the state and federal bureaucracy.