CalARVC Member Parks Are Impacted By Flooding (3/1/2019)

Story by Ben Quiggle

Martin McCarthy and his son Thomas McCarthy, 10, look at homes flooded by the Russian River from their canoe as they paddle through a neighborhood in Forestville, Calif.Martin McCarthy and his son Thomas McCarthy, 10, look at homes flooded by the Russian River from their canoe as they paddle through a neighborhood in Forestville, Calif.

Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC), told WOODALLSCM.com that there are a number of CalARVC member parks that have been impacted by severe flooding in northern California. 

Parks include River Bend Resort in Forestville, Calif., and Auto Camp Russian River in Sonoma County, while there may be other parks that have suffered damage as well. 

The scope of the damage is still being accessed as residents are coming home to communities that are, in some cases, completely submerged by water, according to AccuWeather. 

Major flooding along the Russian River in Sonoma County, has prompted evacuations and left two towns accessible only by boat.

County officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Russian River area, following a massive mudslide near Monte Rio on Tuesday (Feb. 26).

A state of emergency was declared for Sonoma, Amador, Glenn, Lake and Mendocino Counties on Thursday following the destructive flooding and mudslides.

Following relentless rainfall, the Russian River quickly surpassed major flood stage early Wednesday. On Wednesday night, the river exceeded 45 feet - nearly 14 feet above flood stage. The river is now receding.

To read more about the flooding click here. 

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