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avatar Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 06, 2016 08:43AM
Had fun watching Lake Don Pedro fill back up this last year...
Every time drove by stopped and took a photo... (missing some of winter because
go in 140 often in winter... but... still looks fun)
From Nov 26, 2015 to July 7, 2016
(after then the lake no longer was rising)

Enjoy...



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Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 06, 2016 08:48AM
Thank you!!!

It was really interesting to see the gradual changes over the course of the trips.

Nice to see it all at once! Really drives home how much it changed.
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 06, 2016 05:14PM
Very cool. Thanks for doing the work (stopping, taking the pics, etc) and posting.
avatar Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 07, 2016 09:18AM
Neato!
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 07, 2016 10:01AM
I gotta quit droppin acid.
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 08, 2016 07:22PM
Tanks chick-on. Never went that way this year...
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 10, 2016 12:40PM
Thank you. We don't go into the park that way so it is interesting to see the changes.
avatar Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
October 18, 2016 07:23AM
What it looked like last Saturday (Oct. 15) (Season is over) (went home) (never to return) (until Thursday)





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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2016 07:23AM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 16, 2017 07:31AM
Holy Schnikeys... it's full now (OD BD - Feb 15, 2017) WOW!





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Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 16, 2017 09:36AM
Wow. Couldn't go up that was last week b/c of rockfall between Crane Flat and Foresta. Thanks for the pics.
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 16, 2017 10:30AM
With all the attention focused on Oroville Dam, there has been little mention of the concern of a Don Pedro Dam overflow. But the reservoir was withing 3 feet of the top on Tuesday (per http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article132779679.html). Add that the Tuolumne River channel below Don Pedro is not terribly robust and that the San Joaquin River it flows into is almost at flood stage near Vernalis and there are real reasons for concern.
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 17, 2017 03:07PM
Don Pedro Reservoir level can be seen at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=11287500 . Currently at ~826.3 ft. The top is 830 ft.
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 21, 2017 01:38PM
Was just thinking about this. To think that in the last few years, it was shocking to see how low the level was. Seemed to be 80-90% empty.

What about the San Luis Reservoir along the 152? I recall the days when the water was fairly close to road level, decades ago. Now you can hike out to the middle. I read an article last summer that it was at its lowest levels in 25 years. Now it's close to capacity, I believe.
avatar Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 21, 2017 02:00PM
San Luis was on the north side of 152 about a month ago.
I've been driving by there a lot recently... unfortunately it's very early in the
morning and after the sun has set...

So... I haven't seen recently... but as of last weekend... it was something
like 94% full. Pretty amazing how much water has come down.

Atmospheric River

Wow



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Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 21, 2017 04:04PM
Yes, San Luis is at 95%. All the major CA reservoir fill %'s can be seen at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES . Note that since San Luis is a diversion dam primarily filled by pumping from the CA aqueduct, its level doesn't always correlate to precipitation.

Releases continue out of Don Pedro over the spillway. The level is currently at 828.7 feet (out of 830). The Modesto Bee (Modbee.com) has updates on the releases and flooding for those interested.
Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 22, 2017 12:17PM
They have Oroville down to 80%. Don Pedro up to 99%. San Luis maintaining at 95%
avatar Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 26, 2017 07:37AM
Got back in the light this time...

San Luis

Wow





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Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 16, 2017 08:00AM
Damn! Gotta incorporate that last shot into the animation now!
avatar Re: Lake Don Pedro - Time Lapse
February 17, 2017 07:50AM
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