Snow melt causing Friant Dam to increase water release

Your Central Valley –

First it was rain causing concern of rising water levels, now it’s snow melt.

The Bureau of Reclamation just increased water release from Friant Dam to the San Joaquin River, Tuesday, May 30.

Fire officials went around mobile home parks along the river, advising residents about the increase.
Although, it’s a big concern for residents, those we spoke with said they enjoy having the river as their backyard.

“One of the main reasons for us moving here was because we’re so close to the river,” said James Conder, a soon-to-be resident at Woodward Bluffs.

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