Drought and California Rafting: We’re Good to GoMarch 3rd, 2014 Malina
Although the California drought continues, the storms since our last update have helped the overall situation across the state and solidified what we told you back in January–that upstream utilities will release stored water for their own purposes this summer regardless of how much more do you need a prescription for viagra in australia precipitation the state receives before the end of the winter. This means we’ll get to raft on reliable, normal flows all season long! Trips on the South and Middle Forks of the American River, as well as the Tuolumne and Cherry Creek, will be great during the 2014 rafting season.
What About Non-dam Controlled Rivers? For rivers without dams, which rely totally on snowmelt, it’s a different deal. We’re still “waiting and seeing” for rivers like the North Stan. If we get late storms that deliver some solid snowpack in the Sierra (this is still possible and we’re keeping our fingers crossed), we’ll get a few awesome trips in before the melt burns out, and that of course would be wonderful. If not, some spring rivers may not run this year–but don’t be too sad since you’ll still have four other options to choose from all season long . . .