Remember all that snow? It melted.

posted Oct 3, 2017, 6:08 PM by Paul Wagner
If you thought that this summer was exceptionally wet, take a look at this:

"The total amount of water flowing past the USGS Merced River Pohono Bridge gauge in water year 2017 was the most recorded since gauge installation in 1916 (101 years of record). Flows totaled 1.16 million acre-feet surpassing the previous record of 1.06 million acre-feet recorded in 1983. The water year is defined as October 1st of the previous year through September 30th of the current year. Other large years in descending order were 1995, 2011, and 1969."

No wonder those rivers and creeks looked so impressive all summer!   The photo at right is the Stanislaus River below Kennedy Meadows...
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