Storm-induced river runs through Santa Rosa Creek


Jeanine Flaton-Buckley/Oak Leaf

Water from the rising Santa Rosa Creek rushes like a river Dec. 11 at the South A Street bike path entrance. (Jeanine Flaton-Buckley/Oak Leaf)

Jeanine Flaton-Buckley, Multimedia Editor

The Santa Rosa Creek bike path, normally a haven for the homeless at night and cyclists and joggers by day, has been overrun with debris and silt from the rising waters caused by the storm that began late Wednesday and is predicted to continue through Thursday.

The level of the creek has receded a bit over the past few hours, but Sonoma County is still on watch for flash flooding and up to five inches of rain through Friday. All Santa Rosa city schools will remain closed until Monday.