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Re: Seen Le Conte or Water Wheel Falls lately?

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Seen Le Conte or Water Wheel Falls lately?
July 10, 2012 12:22PM
Headed down there next week and I was wondering if the drought has reduced the water flow so much that these falls are not waterwheeling but trickling.

Anyone know?
Re: Seen Le Conte or Water Wheel Falls lately?
July 10, 2012 02:00PM
On July 1, there was basically no Waterwheel to speak of:



The waterwheel would normally be near the tree in the center of the picture.

Compare to roughly a year ago:



Yes, the Tuolumne is that dry--you could easily rock-hop across in Pate Valley and with care not even get your feet wet:

Re: Seen Le Conte or Water Wheel Falls lately?
July 10, 2012 02:48PM
Thanks for the photos. I will be heading down to Glen Aulin but I may not go further down the canyon if the waterfalls are not much.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/2012 02:49PM by Mom.
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