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Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 12:44 p.m. PDT


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Lake County in the areas of the Mendocino Burn scars.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Mendocino and Lake Counties in the areas of the Mendocino Complex burn scar until 7 PM tonight. The NWS is forecasting that scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms may produce intense rainfall that may cause debris flows and flash flooding in these areas. Areas of impact and key locations are as follows:

  • Barrlett Creek
  • Soap Creek
  • North Fork Cache Creek
  • Scott Creek

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. A Flash Flood Warning means that a flash flood is imminent or occurring and that the public in the warning area should take immediate action. Currently there is no Flash Flood Warnings in affect for the burn scar. 


The NWS is currently forecasting that the highest rainfall may occur in Lake County, the rainfall may result in isolated debris flows and flooding in the burn area.  If it appears as though the storm system may produce flash flooding or debris flows, the NWS will upgrade the Flash Flood Watch to a Flash Flood Warning and will issue alerts via the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert.


Here is the full information on the Flash Flood Watch: Please monitor the NWS Eureka's website ( for up to date information.


If the public sees any conditions which pose an immediate threat to life safety or property call 911. Please call 911 only for emergencies and not for general public information questions.

Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
1220 Martin St
Lakeport, CA 95453

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-263-2690

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