Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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May 9, 2005
MODOC COUNTY - Flooding
continued throughout Modoc County over the weekend
with several families isolated, bridges undermined
and multiple roads throughout the county closed.
"We are in contact with
these isolated families. No one is hurt. Neighbors
are helping neighbors and everyone seems fairly well
prepared for this emergency," said Linda Doyle,
spokeswoman for the Modoc County Sheriff's Office.
Some wells in Modoc County have been contaminated by the floodwaters. Residents who think their well may have been contaminated should boil their water for five minutes, or use bottled water.
Water may be chlorinated to
help with the contamination, using 1/8 teaspoon of
chlorine per gallon if the water is clear, and 1/4
teaspoon per gallon if the water is cloudy.
Residents who may have to
leave their homes are urged to go up and away from
the water flow.
County Road 58 toward Parker
Creek has an undermined bridge and is closed. County
Road 61 is closed. County Road 11 in Lake City
Canyon has 100 yards of washout and is closed.
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