Saturday, March 6, 2010

The results of rain

We drove up to the lake today; we'd been hearing about how great it looked and we wanted to see for ourselves.

California has been having lower than normal rainfall for several years, and the lake was down to about 10% of capacity.

Large portions of it had dried up altogether, and last summer there were boats laying on their sides on dry land. It was a very sad sight.

This year, we've had above normal rainfall, and the lake is at nearly 50% capacity. It has a ways to go, yet, but what an amazing transformation. There is still a good 30 feet of land showing, but it looks a lot better than it did last summer. We're waiting on another possible storm tonight; I hope it makes it here.

Seeing the lake fill up again would be wonderful.

There have been times during this rainy winter when we've been tired of clouds and mud; we've itched to get out in the garden and pull up the weeds that are thriving on a steady diet of water. But, after seeing the bounty that the rain has brought to the lake, I resolve to complain no more.

Bring it on!

1 comment:

Kokopelli said...

Some years ago when I was living at Lake Constance there was no rain in a hot summer and it had the same results. Here we got some snow again yesterday and today it is sunny. Have a nice Sunday!