SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):
Authorities say dozens of people are being evacuated from a campsite in Northern California because a creek is rising amid the fourth day of wet weather and threatening to trap the campers.
San Jose television station KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/1QWiaKV ) that fire crews and Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies went to the Thousand Trails campground in Morgan Hill on Sunday to help about 175 campers leave. There is a mandatory evacuation order after the Uvas Creek began to rise.
Officials say that water released from the Uvas dam led the creek's water level to rise. They say they're worried a bridge connecting the camp to a road could flood and trap the campers.
They are being taken to a fire station in Morgan Hill.
Water from the rain-swollen Sacramento River is spilling over a 33.5-foot-high concrete wall and into a bypass built to divert flood water.
NOAA hydrologist Robert Hartman said Sunday the overflow is expected to reach a depth of three feet on Tuesday then start receding.
It's the first time water has spilled over the so-called Fremont Weir crest and into the Yolo bypass since 2012. The nearly 2-mile-long concrete wall is located about 8 miles northeast of Woodland.
The bypass is an expanse of farmland and natural habitat that stretches from Sacramento to Davis and was created a century ago.
Beachgoers are warned of powerful surf along the Central and Southern California coast.
The National Weather Service said Sunday that waves up to 8 feet will pound many beaches for most of the day.
A high surf advisory is in effect in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Meanwhile a wind advisory has been issued for some coastal areas and in the mountains and high deserts.
A storm dumping rain in much of Northern California is expected to weaken as it moves south, though the southern part of the state could see scattered showers or drizzle.