Thursday, December 06, 2012

Yuba River: Before And After The Rains

Summer 2009
December 6, 2012
Summer 2009
December 6, 2012

Not sure what to make of the bottom two photos. They are taken in the same place, but we're not sure where that rock on the right came from. It's not in the upper photo. The two photos are taken from a slightly different angle, but the difference between them seems greater than just perspective.

We've had a ton of rain. I think we've had more than 20 inches since October 1. It's about half of our yearly total. So, we're okay for a little dry weather, if some would come our way. 

12 comments:

  1. Instead of pipelines of toxic petroleum products, they should build a pipeline for water. We could use some of that wet that you've had too much of!

    I think the angle and distance from the sensuous rock is different enough between the two photos that the rock on the right may well have been out of the field of view when you took the first photo.

    Either way, it's amazing to me how high the water is now. How many inches have you had since that cluster of storms started?

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  2. yes, you've had your share. Mother Nature can take a break now. Too bad there isn't a coordinated, all-knowing weather system that delivers rain to areas that need it most. That's funky Mother Nature for yas!

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  3. is it possible the rock on the right was pushed up with the current?

    c. corax -- a lot of water from the sierra nevada and sacramento delta area IS piped to southern california already. (actually, it is an aqueduct; you can see it for most of the journey southward.) and water is also sent to the large farming areas of the central valley. CA's water wars have gone on for a long time.

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  4. Great comparison photos. I'm glad that the rivers have been replenished although too bad it came in the form of a deluge.

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  5. The roaring river is a beautiful sight. I agee with Corax, as smart as we humans are, you would think we could devise a way to spread the wealth of water around.

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  6. Great photos. I wish you could send some of that water to my part of Missouri.

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  7. Wow! That is amazing. And beautiful!

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  8. I am a new reader of your blog, and I love the pictures. I was interested in the bear molested bird feeders. I live on an island just under the Canadian border. We have no bears. Our only predators are coyotes and they don't interest themselves in bird seed. They might like the suet (our dogs do) but I don't think they could get at it.

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  9. Yeah, sounds like the whole state is refreshing its water tables. We have similar events up here in Washington.
    but good grief, sometimes enough cold rain is enough!

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  10. That is amazing. Is any of it dam-influenced?

    Can we rewind back to that summer lagoon? ityuoqu

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  11. Oh yeah, love the photos! What a great idea--taking comparison shots.

    But, from up here on the rainy side of Oregon, it all looks kinda normal from here!

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