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von behr 07-07-2013 11:21 PM

We're in Big Trouble
 
Several years ago, I posted a thread about a special place not far from here where I could hike in and fish without seeing another soul, except for a few deer, coyotes and rattlesnakes. The fish weren't big, but they were sure fun to catch and gently put back until the next time.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...en-w-pics.html

In the past two years, our rainfall has been just barely north of nothing out here, and this is the result:

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It will take years for that spot to be a decent fishery again. I was really sad to see it go. We need some water out here, folks. :(

-VB

williamhj 07-07-2013 11:30 PM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
Wow that hurts. I'm sorry to see that happen. Thought we were dry out here.

mcnerney 07-08-2013 05:51 AM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
Wow, that is sad to see!

We were really low on snow pack this past winter, but had a pretty wet spring, but have heard that the irrigation water will be shut off early this year due to the lakes and rivers being below normal. Luckily for the hay ranchers it has been raining pretty good in the afternoons, at least this week, I just hope it continues until haying season is finished.

Liphookedau 07-08-2013 08:06 AM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
I only thought things like that only happened over here then again Southern California has a similar Climate to some parts of Australia.
About 4-5 years ago lots of our Rivers & Creeks looked the same.
Parts of Australia are back in Drought & also need a good drink however all Droughts are usually broken by Floods.
I hope your area gets a good soaking sooner than later.
As The Song Goes " It never Rains in Southern California".
Brian

fredaevans 07-08-2013 09:06 AM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
Hear you Brian. Lived in British Columbia and Northern Washington for years. Rain we got, but until I moved to Santa Rosa, CA (1984) I only thought I'd seen rain.

Driving in bright sun shine and a grey wall in front of me. Went from 60 to 6 in seconds. Car did a 360 in the process.:shocking:

jaybo41 07-08-2013 09:22 AM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
More recent weather trends have been strange to say the very least. By recent, I'm talking the last 10-15 years. For some of our younger members, that may very well be almost a lifetime! Here in SWPA we used to get 4 very distinct seasons. The new normal is 4 seasons that run together and overlap weather patterns.

I sure hope you guys get some much needed rain out there. That place looks like it could have been a real gem. For those of us who weren't around when you posted the "before" shots, can you either link the post or put up the "before" pictures?

von behr 07-08-2013 09:45 AM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
I really hope we get some early rain this fall. We've had a particularly vicious and early fire season, and there's no moisture in the plants to slow the wildfires. Luckily, that location has not suffered any fires.

There's a rock outcropping at the back of the pond from which you can look down the steep canyon to the ocean just a few miles away. It's a beautiful spot.

When I fished there, the deer and other critters would often come down to the water to drink. I wonder where they're getting their water now.

The link to the older post is near the top part of the current post.

-VB

nick k 07-08-2013 09:53 AM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
Sometimes, more backcasting room isn't a good thing.

shimloom 07-08-2013 01:32 PM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
That pond looks like one I use to float in the Santa Monica mountains. Sucks that these great little places go dry and the resource is lost. Going to the a tough summer no doubt.

Craig

von behr 07-08-2013 03:31 PM

Re: We're in Big Trouble
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shimloom (Post 570773)
That pond looks like one I use to float in the Santa Monica mountains. Sucks that these great little places go dry and the resource is lost. Going to the a tough summer no doubt.

Craig

Craig,

This pond is in the Santa Monica Mountains. It could be the same one you float tubed in.

-VB


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