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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Water in the San Luis Reservoir

What's left of the water in the San Luis Reservoir.  My eyeball estimate is the water was down 100 feet from its high.  But take that with a grain of salt, I could be off a factor of 3 or more.  You can see the scalloped terraces of the sides of the reservoir from the water slowly leaking out.  Obviously they need to plug the holes in the dam better.

So many pictures, which to pick?  I picked more than usual here, because the water was so beautiful and the hills made for interesting contrasts.

Stand back from the dam.  Pack it in, pack it out, doo-dah.  And watch out for those rocks.  The trespassing sign is odd.  I guess you can go past this sign, the trespassing maybe only kicks in close to the dam?

Islands in the stream.  Island anyway.

Plants growing in lines along various shorelines.  The shore looks like a reservoir, not like a lake.  A lake would have mostly convex boundaries.  A reservoir looks like it filled a valley to a given level.

Two people walking to the lake.  The closer one is bent over inspecting the ground.

The dam structure.  And a see-through construction at the right end of the bridge.

And that unending sky.  Looks desolate.  A little like Mars.

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