Today a year later, January is a bit different. About 80,000 times different. At around midnight January 9th, 2017 she just peaked at 81,744 cubic feet per second from where I was standing and that’s just what the gauges read. She may not be done either. Big step up from fishing a handful of days ago at 1,956 cfs. To understand the gravity and weight of a situation or natural event like this is to stand on the waters edge from a higher point a couple stories above where we normally launch our boats. To say it’s powerful and immense is almost an understatement. The massive volume pushed through the canyons and reservoirs and released into the wide open space of the river bed amongst the tailings of the Yuba Goldfields is hard to truly imagine without seeing it move first hand and photos barely do any justice.
|Two shots, same location, same time of day, month apart. |
Above 1,237cfs, below trucking at 76,878.