Thursday, June 08, 2006

Looking across the river

Across and downstream on a pretty high water day. The river level is going down, and probably will continue to do so for the rest of the season. For comparison, though: right now it's around 4800; it peaked in May at 8000 or so. In water year 2004, it never got over 2000; the highest in the last decade was a surge of around 20000 on one big day in 1997.

The pipe on the hill across the river is the flume of the last horizontal run of the aqueduct diverting water for Southern California Edison's KR3 powerplant (which is about a half mile downstream from us.) The aqueduct is pretty amazing; it's about fifteen miles long, bored right through the heart of the granite hills.

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