San Lorenzo River under control

January 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
On Saturday morning, the storm has passed and the flooding worries are gone in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

On Friday, The San Lorenzo River reached up to two and a half feet below flood stage.

The river has since receded, and people in Felton say they never really felt that threatened.

They'd been paying attention to the weather and the river levels and were prepared for the worst.

"The majority of the people up here have been up here for years and years and they know what to expect during the wintertime," said Deputy Chuck Beckham from Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department.

"If it floods, it floods, if it doesn't it doesn't. It's a beautiful spot to be," said David Fisher from Santa Cruz County.

Flood advisories had been posted for the South Bay for a time on Friday night, but were cancelled when it became clear that the storm would not cause anything more than localized flooding.