It’s still March, and I guess we need April showers to bring May flowers, but this is ridiculous! I thought La Niña was going to mean we were in drought conditions, but it’s become an El Niño year instead. Rainfall and snowfall have surpassed normal so far this year (it snowed during the night here in the foothills!).
We got word that the high mountain reservoirs, including Florence Lake, will be held near-full for the entire season since the Edison Company is still working on Shaver Lake dam and they want to keep that lake empty in order to get clear to the bottom of the dam’s face with their waterproofing project. That’s both good and bad news for us; good in that we can have our docks kept close to the store and trail ends of the lake, and bad that the nearby Jackass Meadow Campground will probably be closed because water will be going over the Florence dam’s spillway. If the Forest Service had listened to the locals and put the campground on higher ground, people could have a nice camping experience from spring to fall. But important decisions and plans are made in Washington, D.C. and those high mucky-mucks don’t listen to us rubes in the boonies. Oh well.