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"There was no way to anticipate what happened this winter,
the confluence of last summer’s Soberanes Fire that denuded hillsides in
local watersheds and created masses of dead wood and loose soil, a
four-year drought that had slowed river water flow to a relative
trickle, and the four-storm series that hit this winter capped by a
“bombogenesis,” or mini-cyclone, that sent water rushing down the
untested channel at thousands of cubic-feet per second. That combination of circumstance may have increased Carmel River flows and their impact by up to 30 percent."
From: Monterey Herald
Picture by Vern Fisher from: Mercury News