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    All This California Rain Isn't A Disaster

    For example the Glory Hole spillway at Montichello dam is flowing again and this is a sight to behold.


    Full lakes and reservoirs will be a blessing later in the year.
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    well i'll be dammed!

    fred went and did it, rode right along that river, up over the face of the dam and looked right down into that glorious maw of a glory hole! he musta finally put pontoons and wings on good ol' betty boop!

    i looked down from that dam road last year and i bet it was more than 50' below that orifice. dam lotta water.
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    Thas wit den dams er fer, to dam a lotta water... Golly, I gotta stop posting after drinking.
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    looks ausume... that rain made it all the way here...raining in middle of winter ..northwestern Ontario canada...make for some slippery ice fishin....
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    Aimin for Death Valley before Moab second or third week of March. Hope it's all dry and poopin flowers.
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    Death Valley is still recovering from latest series of storms. Checking conditions for anticipated routes is advisable prior to departure.
    Alerts & Conditions - Death Valley National Park (U.S. National Park...
    Standard Road Conditions - Death Valley National Park (U.S. National ...
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    From drought to floods. Our local lake, Clear Lake has unique way of measuring it's level. It is a natural lake but does have a outlet damn on Cashe Creek. The lake is considered full at 7.56 feet. 9ft is flood stage. This morning the lake is at 10.24 ft and raising. Mandatory evacuations are in place for some of the lake shore areas. It can stop raining now, but more rain is in the forecast.
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    Wow Joe. So much of Clear Lake is developed right down to the water's edge so I imagine almost three feet over the top of the dam is devastating to lakefront businesses and residences. Stay Dry!
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    Fred -- I'll give you a dollar if you jump down the glory hole! Tony
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    Fred, I'm beginning to run short on dry socks!! With all this water I guess I can launder them with little guilt...

    jomama, I gave a like to your post, not because I think that Clearlake over filling to the point of property damage is a good thing, It's just amazing how much rain we've had!

    Is there a silver lining to Clearlake having so much water? Less / more algae blooms? Does it help or hurt the fish / fishing? m.

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