Flood concerns and extreme heat warnings are in effect through the weekend

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Extreme heat warnings are in effect through the weekend with no relief from the triple-digit weather until at least next week-- this brings flood concerns to many. (KFSN)

Extreme heat warnings are in effect through the weekend with no relief from the triple-digit weather until at least next week-- this brings flood concerns to many.

The last stretch of extended heat caused several communities living along the water's edge were forced to evacuate-- many alerted at a moment's notice.

Even though there is still plenty of snow, the California Department of Water Resources said it thinks the annual snow melt has peaked, meaning it should subside.

Lasts month's heat wave melted the snowpack faster than the Kings River could handle it, forcing the Army Corps of Engineers to release 50-percent more water from Pine Flat Dam than the previous month. This prompted flooding on the low lying communities along the river, affecting residents at the Riverbend RV Park near Minkler.

Sheriff deputies said they had to shut down the RV park and left more than 50 people without a place to stay.

The Riverland RV Park in Kingsburg was also evacuated after water levels flooded the area.

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