Dry Lake Oroville

Back in the late summer I went up to Lake Oroville, where it was at its lowest since the 1970’s drought. Weeks later pictures of the lake made national headlines. My pics were initially obscured by smoke from a fire a couple hundred miles away.

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And back into the mountains

 

 

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This is the enterprise bridge to get up to feather falls, usually the water is pretty close to it

 

 

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And here is a pic from the bridge looking back!

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Notice that instead of a lake, there is a small stream

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The old layers of the shore, long since turned over to nature

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Which way is up?

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See those quartz veins? Full of gold!

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I also hear cool crystals can be found here, but I’m not brave enough to walkk down there and mine

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So sad, no?

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What is this? This canal pipes water to senior rights holders in the area, around the dam

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You can kind of see what this part of the Feather river used to be like

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Lots of trees by the shore, meandering river

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Sunset!

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Not much water left to reflect on

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Pretty

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Sutter buttes in the middle of the sacramento valley

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So nice

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Next time, way more awesome sunset shots from a mushroom hunt in the fall.

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