When Tuesday rolls around I look forward to joining Elizabeth and friends for tea (or drink of choice).
Another cup has been added to the mix of colorful thrift store china at the river house.
Several friends have recently asked about our situation on the river. We are located down river from the Oroville dam which was on the news. Our area was not evacuated but there was a town meeting to discuss evacuation and we were advised to be on standby.
Our house is fine. We have lots of standing water, after awhile the ground just couldn't absorb more. We had one tree fall but fortunately it was far from any structures and only did minimal damage to a fence.
I tried to find some photo's with the same river view to compare
This was taken in about May of 2016
A similar shot of the river this month.
Here is the current view right behind the house. Local people say they haven't seen the river this high in about 30 years.
California has been in a drought for at least 5 years. Right now in Northern California we are at 200+ percent of normal for rain/snow.
The rainy season for the area is said to end mid April. Of course the river is the major carrier for all the snow pack and run off for a huge part of the state so I imagine it will remain high for quite awhile. I think the flood danger has passed but there is still some concern about the levees holding back so much water pressure for so long.
Thanks to those who were concerned. We hope to be enjoying our cup of tea on the front porch again real soon.