Heavy flooding hit components of Alpine County

The Markleeville area of ​​Alpine County faced what the National Weather Service described as a very dangerous situation due to flooding and heavy impacts on Wednesday. A flash flood emergency has been issued until 7:30 pm for the burn area of ​​the Tamarack Fire, including Markleeville and the Woodlands. Markleeville is about 30 miles south of the city of South Lake Tahoe. There is no estimated time to reopen Highway 89. The weather service has issued a flash flood watch for parts of El Dorado County, which is where wildfires have burned before. In Markleeville, the situation was raised to a flash flood emergency, while other parts of the Greater Tahoe area remain under flash flood watches. Residents and those rebuilding at or near Caldor, Numbers, Tamarack, Mountain View, Slink and Boot burn scars should prepare for possible flood impacts and seek higher ground, the weather service said. See below | Debris flows on roads near Markleeville Excessive rain moving through the burn scar could cause debris flows, the weather service said. KCRA 3 meteorologist Mark Finan is keeping an eye on the rain in the area. The Tamarack Fire started in 2021 and burned 68,637 acres before firefighters put it out. Check out our interactive radar below. App users, click here. See traffic conditions below. App users, click here.

On Wednesday, the National Weather Service addressed a very dangerous situation due to flooding and severe impacts in the Markleeville area of ​​Alpine County.

A flash flood emergency has been issued until 7:30 pm for the Tamarack Fire burn area, including Markleeville and Woodfords. Markleeville is about 30 miles south of the city of South Lake Tahoe.

Highway 89 in the Markleeville area of ​​Alpine County is closed due to severe flooding, Caltrans said. There is no estimated time to reopen Highway 89.

The weather service has issued a flash flood watch for parts of El Dorado County, which is where wildfires have burned before. In Markleeville, the situation was raised to a flash flood emergency, while other parts of the Greater Tahoe area remain under flash flood watches.

Residents and those rebuilding at or near Caldor, Numbers, Tamarack, Mountain View, Slink and Boot burn scars should prepare for possible flood impacts and seek higher ground, the weather service said.

See below | Debris flows on roads near Markleeville

Excessive rain could lead to debris flows through the burn scar, the weather service said.

KCRA 3 Meteorologist Mark Finan is keeping an eye on the rain in the area.

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The Tamarack Fire started in 2021 and burned 68,637 acres before firefighters extinguished it.

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