Storm called normal winter by official

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Despite concerns of record rainfall, more than three inches of rain drenched parts of Colusa County over the past week, putting the county’s average just above four inches for the month.

“We had some interesting stuff occur Saturday as it snowed down in Stonyford, and with the warm rain on Sunday we had some flooding in some areas that we weren’t expecting,” said Mike Azevedo, Colusa County Public Works Director, during Tuesday’s Supervisors meeting.

Azevedo commented that Highway 20 was underwater for a short period causing delays, and Lone Star Road was closed off for a short period.

“I would consider this just a normal winter,” said Azevedo. “Some of our normal roads closed and we have a bunch of them back open. This is a storm that we used to see five or more years ago.”

Localized flooding was reported and some area roadways were closed temporarily due to the storm.

At the time of reporting, the Sacramento River stood at 67.4 ft, just 1.3’ from its record in 1997.

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