SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento River in Downtown is forecast to rise nine feet in the next day, and there is concern that homeless people living along the shoreline will be stranded.
The county has already closed Discovery Park, and water rescue crews are making sure their boats are ready to respond.READ MORE: 'Thousands Of Dollars In Damage;' Sacramento Sideshow Organizer Arrested In North Natomas
Carlos’ Camp now has a waterfront view as river levels rise along the American River Parkway. He is one of the hundreds of homeless people being warned by park rangers to pack up and move to higher ground.Tracy City Council To Consider Appointing New City Manager At Upcoming Council Meeting
In past years Sacramento City fire crews have had to use boats to reach people trapped by rising water levels and they say many of these rescue calls come at night when conditions are dark and dangerous.
“It’s not like going to a street address where we pull up to your front door, their front door could be hundreds of yards deep into the thicket of the trees,” said Sacramento City Fire Battalion Chief Jim Edmiston. “So, if we’re hitting park signs or whatnot, they can tear a hole in our boat.”MORE NEWS: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
The river access points at Howe and Watt Avenues are also closed indefinitely until water levels recede.