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Irrigation district ditch clogs and floods homes in East Orosi

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Courtesy: Tulare Co. Fire

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Homeowners along a canal bank in East Orosi woke up to flooded yards Monday morning.

The Alta Irrigation District canal that runs through East Orosi got clogged and created quite a mess. Water began streaming over the banks and into backyards of nearby homes.

When Tulare County firefighters arrived their job was to remove the debris where the water flows under Avenue 416. That's where the flooding occurred. By midday some yards were still water logged.

A woman Fox26 News talked to told us her family woke up Monday morning and saw flooding in the backyard. Luckily she says it didn't get inside.

The same goes for the other homeowners in the area. The water puddled but it didn't get inside any homes.

The parking lot at East Orosi Market turned into a lake for a short time. The owner of the market is concerned that the canal will get clogged again and case more flooding.

He pointed out that the debris is already collecting in the same place. Alta Irrigation started its 2022 water season two weeks ago. Its website states many ditches were offline for up to 20 months.

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We reached out to Alta Irrigation District Monday afternoon but we are still waiting to hear back from them.

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