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By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Christina Dahners-Johnson: Seasonal creek behind Lyons Valley Trading Post in Jamul had been dry for at least seven years before this storm.
February 27, 2017 (San Diego) – Flooding is wreaking havoc on rural roads and highways countywide. In Mission Valley, the San Diego River has water cresting among the top 10 levels on record, with the ballfield at Petco Park and some parking garages currently submerged.
George Barnett, a member of the Alpine Community Planning Group, posted in the Ranter’s Roost forum, “ It’s raining like hell in Alpine…Viejas Creek is way outside its normal channel and Via Viejas into the old ranch area is closed with the dam well over-flowing. To my eye, on a dark and cloudy day, more water is coming down the creek than I recall seeing in maybe 10 years.”