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Old 01-10-2017   #21
 
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PS from the last paragraph:

Three months of heavy and sometimes record-breaking precipitation in this basin has still not dropped enough water to fill this monster of a reservoir. Not even close. Let the photo above be the example for the volume available to fill.

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Old 01-10-2017   #22
 
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I think blanket rules, such as used in Folsom, will become a thing of the past. With proper management we can hopefully manage the water so it maximizes the storage, and future use, available.

This is a good point and to say what you said, in my own words:

The technology is available to control outflow in a way that it minimize flood risk and maximize storage.

However, efficient management and revisions to out of date water policy are what is trailing behind.

As a result, California and in the western US in general, have done a much better job at building huge reservoirs to store water than we are at creating effective policy to fill them. Even in the face of global climate change which may have caused the warming in the arctic and the frequent atmospheric rivers that California has been experiencing this water season. Our biggest reservoirs are still far from full.

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Agreed!
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Lower than forecast about 30,000cfs this morning at Chili Bar.
Nothing to sneeze at!
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So, while there's been a lot of Cali coast and Sierra rain and snow, is it correct that the total amount so far, knowing more is on the way, is less than some of the earliest predictions, such as one newscasters comment on 5 - 10 feet of snow? Where did the Souht Fork of the American end up?
Hmm, so maybe my sarcasm toward the weather prediction for California (based much on the typical Weather Channel and talking heads need to name every incoming winter storm and label it with "decade" or "century" modifiers) was a little off in this case.

Looks like yards, rather than feet, might be the unit of measurement for Sierra snow before this one is over. While Cali desperately needs the water, here's hoping folks don't lose their homes, property, lives getting it.

Typing this inside my house which has been trying to blow away for three days from the remnants of the Pineapple Express.

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