Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Carmel River from the Esquiline Rd. bridge, Feb 2017

"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