Quinliven Creek flows through out property and it's a joy to see it full from all the rains.
We are fortunate to have a lovely, seasonal creek on our property, Quinliven Creek. Yesterday, Sunday, it was running fast and muddy after the heavy rain. We only went down and gazed at it - no crossing it when it was doing its best imitation of a mighty river. This morning we walked alongside it and I took a few videos. I have shared one below - you just need to click on the highlighted text to watch it.
Highway One is still flooded and closed by the Garcia River, at least as of 1 pm this afternoon. If you are on Facebook, go to the Point Arena Update page, as locals post their observations on whether the highway is open or not. https://www.facebook.com/groups/642728659107251/?ref=bookmarks Cal Trans has promised a live camera, which is to be installed next month. Now we need plans for a permanent fix!
UPDATE: The Highway opened late this afternoon! But more rain could change things again.
UPDATE Wednesday Jan. 10, 8:30 am...Highway One is closed above Point Arena with three to four feet of water. High tide, a King Tide, occurs at 9:16 this morning.
More rain today and tomorrow. Batten down the hatches!
Lots of rain has pumped up our seasonal creeks, including the one that traverses our property in Anchor Bay. It's so exhilarating to walk alongside, breathing in the freshness and appreciating all the wonderful rain we are getting. Here is a short video of a part of the stream.
More rain for tomorrow, Sunday. Then we have a chance to dry out.
We've had nearly fifteen inches of rain since February 1st at our place in Anchor Bay. It had been so dry, the rain was especially welcome. Seasonal creeks came to life and the sound of them is glorious. Craig Tooley photographed one this past week.
The creek that crosses our property is now running clear. Quinliven Creek brings Rick and me much joy.
A certain golden retriever loves the creek too. Here Huckleberry is leaving one of the many ponds, not caring in the least that he is soaked.
It finally feels like winter. We are having brilliant sunshine today. Mushrooms are popping up in abundance. I will share some photos of them soon.
Thanks to Craig for allowing me to share his photo. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is the link to his website: www.ruffimage.com
We have had over seven inches of rain so far from the big storm. The creek that crosses our land has come to life. And this morning the Gualala River finally received enough rain to open to the Pacific Ocean, the first time in many months.
You can see the big opening in the sandbar. The river is running muddy and fast! It was raining hard when I took this photo today.
It's a rare day when I send out two Mendonoma Sightings blogs in one day but I just had to tell you the news. This is sure to help put a dent in the drought. Hooray for Mother Nature!