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Flooding and evacuations have hit Central California as the Tule River experiences extremely high water flows.

The cause of this is Lake Success, which has exceeded its water level capacity at 108%, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The excess water is being released from the dam, causing flooding in the city of Porterville and putting it in a state of emergency, with parts of the city under mandatory evacuation.

The flooding is impacting homes and businesses on both sides of the river, with many roads washed out and trees falling due to the soft undergrowth of the root systems.

While Kings County hasn’t seen any damaging floods yet, it is still on high alert, with the water rescue unit on standby.

The California Department of Water Resources reports that Lake Success is currently 108% full, making it the first lake in California to hit over 100%.

Meanwhile, Tulare County’s Lake Kaweah is 84% full, Fresno County’s Pine Flat Reservoir is 68% full, and Lake Shasta in Northern California is also 68% full.

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