Wednesday August 30, 2023

Manteca/Ripon Bulletin

River Junction — an area at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus River just south of Manteca – is arguably the most flood prone area in San Joaquin County, if not the San Joaquin Valley.

It has flooded 11 times in the past 96 years. And since the devastating 1997 floods, there have been at least three “scares” where boils have developed.

To make sure after future failures that repairs don’t lag and leave communities in San Joaquín County such as River Junction, Lathrop, Manteca and Stockton exposed to a subsequent flood, Congressman Josh Harder on Tuesday  introduced legislation to cut federal red tape.

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