Redding RV park evacuted by flooding threat

Photos provided by viewer Sharon Lassiter of Park Marina RV flooding, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

REDDING, Calif. - Marina RV Park in Redding told residents to evacuate due to the possibility of flooding Wednesday.

Employees at the park said the it was built on a flood plain and they expected flooding with releases by the Bureau of Reclamation.

The park is located along the Sacramento River on Park Marina Drive in Redding.

Willie Enyart has lived at the park for about 20 years, and this is the fourth time he has had to evacuate because of the potential for flooding. He said every time the Bureau of Reclamation releases over 25,000 cubic feet of water per second into the Sacramento River they have been warned to evacuate.

Others had to rush home from work to evacuate, because the Bureau said the park will be flooded by 3 a.m. Thursday, with releases reaching 36,000 cubic feet of water per second.

Enyart said while moving everything is a hassle, it's a small price to pay for a place right on the river.

"We knew it was coming you know, and so you prepare for it. Yes, it's very cumbersome but it's something you have to deal with living in the park, which is a very nice part," Enyart said.

He will be staying at a friend's house until the flooding clears.

Employees did not say how long the park would be evacuated.

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