We had a few hours of sunshine late this afternoon. I and many others used it to walk along beside the Salinas River to see what the storm had wrought. I have never seen the Salinas River this full in all the years I’ve lived in Paso Robles. It was actually flowing into some of the access paths. I will let you tour it with me in the video I took as I walked. You will see the overflowing river, the broken trees, the glorious sky, and others out enjoying the break in the storms, many with their dogs. One of them is in the poster I just made at Zazzle. If you click through, you can see the details enlarged.
I also made this poster, which shows how full the river is today. If you see the Salinas River very often, you will notice that the part you see on this poster, close to the trail, is normally dry. It’s usually where people can be seen walking with their children and their dogs.
I’m hoping all this water in the river will help a bit with our water shortage. The city fathers seem to think all this rain is just a drop in the reservoirs, but I’m hoping they are wrong and our ground water will be replenished, along with our wells and lakes. At least the river seems to be doing it’s part to help. In this picture, you can see how the water is coming right up onto the access path.
Now I hope you will watch the video so you can see what you missed if you had to stay inside all day. It’s a sight you may not get to see again very soon if you don’t get down to the river before it dries up again. But if you go, be careful. The paths leading down to the water are wet and slippery. It’s not smart to let your kids go down there unsupervised because it’s easy to slip right down the path and into the river. The river is flowing fast and could be dangerous.