Flash Flood Watch

National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Colorado, Dolan, and River Fire burn scars from 12/10/2022 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Heavy rainfall over the Dolan, Colorado, and River burn area is expected with 3 to 6 inches up to and during the period of the watch. Rain rates of up to 1 inch per hour will be possible from late Saturday morning through Saturday evening. Residents near the burn areas should prepare for potential flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars. More Info: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=77006008 

Date:Friday, December 9, 2022 at 6:15 pm
District:05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact:Alexa Bertola or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3237



MONTEREY COUNTY – The National Weather Service has indicated a large storm is expected to bring significant rainfall to the Big Sur Coast beginning tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 10 between 10 am and 10 pm.

This weekend, Caltrans maintenance crews will be patrolling Highway 1 during daylight hours when raining to ensure a safe condition for all travelers. This effort will be conducted with the support of our partners at the California Highway Patrol and Monterey County.

Caltrans and its partner emergency responders may close the highway if rainfall is expected to exceed the threshold for possible debris flow in the Dolan and Colorado Fire Burn scars. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for this coastal area of Monterey County.

These highway closures will be announced by Caltrans should they occur and regular updates on current conditions will be provided.  Caltrans will monitor conditions between Ragged Point near the San Luis Obispo/Monterey County Line and Palo Colorado Road.

Travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Road Information and updates can also be found on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter at: @CaltransD5, Facebook at: Caltrans Central Coast (District 5) and Instagram at: Caltrans_D5.

Our crews deserve to get home safely too.  Drive slowly and carefully in work zones.


CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov

Traveler information at: https://www.quickmap@dot.ca.gov

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Jim Shivers

Public-Legislative Affairs Manager

Caltrans District 5


(805) 549-3237 Office

(805) 748-1170 Cell


Highway Information: https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Giants of Big Sur

Hi Kate, 

I was hoping you would be willing to post about our upcoming live-screening of Giants of Big Sur: California Condor Stores given the local connection and that it also has a live-streaming option.  It will be played in person at Lighthouse Cinema on Saturday 12/10 at 3:30PM.  Here are more details and thank you for your consideration.  


Giants of Big Sur PremiereAttend this  Exclusive Monterey Bay Premiere of  Ventana Wildlife Society’s ​ a ward-winning series of short films  www.ventanaws.org



(PS, I have been scarce due to a medical emergency with my eye. I would post a photo but it looks like I am a cast member of the exorcist. Not a pretty look.)