Due to recent storm events in early 2023, areas of Merced County have been inundated with flood waters. Saturated soils and increased runoff anticipated from snowpack are expected to result in continued flooding potential as new storm events come through Merced County in the coming weeks.
Given the foregoing, the County hereby provides notice that the waterways within the County of Merced, including Mariposa Creek, Owens Creek, Burns Creek, Bear Creek, Fahrens Creek, Miles Creek, Dutchman Creek, Deadman Creek, Romero Creek, Quinto Creek and Garzas Creek are at imminent risk of flooding and inundation of land, roads, or structures due to the unprecedented recent storm events and anticipated snowpack runoff. Waterways may be added or removed as circumstances merit. Persons or entities may divert water as provided in the Governor’s Executive Order N-4-23.
After years of severe drought, Merced County welcomes the opportunity to recharge flood waters to both mitigate the effects of drought and prevent additional flooding impacts to health and safety.
See Details on the Governor’s Executive Order N-4-23 Limitations and Reporting Requirements