Multi-Agency Assessment of Stony Creek

Orland, CA – A multi-agency team gathered today to conduct an assessment of the high water levels and erosion on Stony Creek north of the Stony Creek subdivision. Representatives from Department of Water Resources (DWR), City of Orland, Orland Fire, Orland Public Works, Glenn County Public Works and Glenn County Sheriff’s Office – Office of Emergency Services, and Syar Industries gathered to collaboratively assess this area of Stony Creek.

The team reviewed satellite imagery and photographs of the creek over the past nine years to determine the changes in the channel and creek bed. DWR provided technical assistance in the evaluation and provided methods for monitoring the changes in the banks.

At this time there is NO imminent threat to public safety from Stony Creek and there are NO evacuation orders. We will continue to monitor the water levels and assess the situation throughout the water year.

The interagency team will work together to evaluate both short term and long term options to mitigate or prevent further erosion concerns, as well as, explore possible State and Federal funding the project.

Residents in Glenn County are reminded Glenn County is prone to seasonal flooding, therefore it is critical to be prepared for flooding and remain alert for emergency notifications. Residents should be prepared throughout the storm season with emergency supplies, go-bag, and evacuation plan. For preparedness tips and to sign up for CodeRED emergency alerts, go to our website: select Sheriff’s Office – Office of Emergency Services from the Department list.