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Kings River Photos and Video Capture Flooding, Rushing Water



A creek near the Kings River below Pine Flat Dam washes over a road in eastern Fresno County, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)
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GV Wire videographer Jahz Tello spent Tuesday morning capturing the sights in the Kings River bottom below Pine Flat Dam.

As you can see from the photos below, rain and run-off created by five atmospheric rivers since Christmas are saturating the formerly drought-parched landscape.

Watch: Heavy Rains Swell Lower Kings River 

Rain starts to swell the riverbed near a small weir, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

Horses grazing in a Kings River pasture take Tuesday’s rain in stride. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

A look at the rising Kings River, which is running fast and muddy, from a vantage point atop Elwood Road below Pine Flat Dam. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

A sign in eastern Fresno County warns of water ahead, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

Even with 1 million acre-foot Pine Flat Dam capturing the run-off behind its walls, the river below is rising quickly because of a relentless parade of storms. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)