“This year the water district failed to install the Matadero Creek Floodgates in a timely manner. I live next to the creek, and happened to notice this right before the supposedly biggest storm of the half-century, and alerted the city. The WD immediately came out and installed them (all 3 sets). However I have not been able to get a satisfactory response from them about why they “forgot” to do this, nor what they, and the city, have put into place to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
This could have been our mini-version of the Oroville dam.”