When I heard the emergency alert system break through on the radio I immediately thought this was related to Oroville....but it's not! This is a completely unrelated evacuation.
According to the Sacramento Bee,
Sacramento County are advising residents in the Tyler Island area south of Walnut Grove to evacuate due to a levee breach, officials said Monday.
There are about 20 homes in the area, said Sacramento County Water Resources spokesman Matt Robinson. Tyler Island is protected by a ring levee.
On Saturday, crews lowered a portion of the ring levee on the McCormack-Williamson Tract north of Tyler Island to allow for controlled flooding. Officials said Sunday the tract appeared partially full.
Officials were concerned about a potential “flood pulse” bursting the McCormack-Williamson levee and sending a torrent of water downstream that would damage neighboring Staten and Tyler Islands.
Read more from the Sacramento Bee HERE