Imminent dam failure warning lifted for Moccasin Reservoir in Tuolumne County

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Tuolumne County Sheriff said the dam failure is no longer imminent, but there is still a potential. Highway 120 is back open in the area, but Highway 49 is now closed.

The dam's flood waters will be contained in the Don Pedro Reservoir which sits a mile downstream from it.

A flash flood warning has been issued for south central Tuolumne County until 2:15 p.m Friday. Some evacuations are underway, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Facebook page.

According to the sheriff's office, precautionary evacuations are being conducted at Moccasin Point Campground and facilities downstream of the dam along the creek have been evacuated.

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