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It’s mid March 2017. Since the beginning of the year over a million acre feet have gone into storage in Melones. Behind that In the next couple months is the melt coming from a snow pack currently 180% above average. Go figure….I was down on that mudflat below the bridge not long ago. Today, I’d be about 150 feet underwater.
Yes Paul, quite a year. And yet California has no long-term conservation plan in place to make the plentiful rain we received this year “stretch,” given expected higher temperatures and faster runoff. Why not?
Appreciate the comment, Kenny! And you would know with all your river time.
History and hindsight are powerful, often painful, learning tools. My impression is that today’s B.C. Hydro makes 1960’s BuRec look like amatuers. It is dug into the halls of power beyond what it was down here. We can learn from experience but we must keep swinging for the fence! Thanks for sharing this!