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Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-13-2017, 2:29 PM Reply   
I was just at Melonies last week and the amount of water that would need to come in just blows me away. Even with this awesome winter snow pack I just can't wrap my brain around the idea that it's gonna fill come spring. Look at how low it was last Tuesday.
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Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-13-2017, 9:50 PM Reply   
Here's the thing I don't get: If they're worried about jeopardizing the integrity of the bridge, why don't they just pull that houseboat back and tie it off rather than demolishing it and sending it down the slough for other boaters to hit it or parts of it this next season? Talk about kicking the can down the road..... I'd really like to understand the why about that. I was just there yesterday "supporting Wimpy's" and there was plenty of room to pull that thing back. The folks there told me the owners of that houseboat had just remodeled the inside of it, but hadn't increased their insurance on it since the remodel. Then, someone else's boat was the cause for that boat to break away from it's dock. Such a bummer for them.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-14-2017, 2:25 PM Reply   
I know exactly what happened but exactly who gave the order to do it...Not sure... I heard one excavator operator was worried about possible liability...But there is a history and if you saw the boat that hit first it sank in about 5 seconds...I saw it so I was very hesitant to get on them at first. A coastie was there and claimed their boat with 2 250horse outboards wouldn't pull them back against the current. The one they started on was the remodel which was totally sideways in front of the bridge ...If it goes down it creates a dam instantly and could then quickly wash out those levees....The bridge is supported by 2 levees. The unwritten rule is if a boat touches the bridge it will be destroyed asap.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-14-2017, 2:40 PM Reply   
After the FD tied off the ship of fool's it was maybe 10' from touching so myself and 4 others pulled it backwards against the current using ropes (the outdrives were not able to back up he said they would just pop up). We re-securred it far enough away hopefully.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-14-2017, 2:43 PM Reply   
I did let tower park know to be on the lookout for a ghost ship ☠
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-14-2017, 2:46 PM Reply   
And I'm on the team that says they both should have been saved and could have been saved. Easily.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-14-2017, 2:51 PM Reply   
I've let those owners know they can have full access to my footage and all the info we know about the negligent operation at New Hope Landing that let that POS fill up and sink taking all those beautiful boats with it...Yep big-time liability and its thought that the negligent marina operator failed to require the proof of liability insurance he's supposed to have on file...
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-14-2017, 9:41 PM Reply   
Ahhhhh the Brown Trout has arrived!
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-14-2017, 10:35 PM Reply   
If New Melones does fill up we are going to drain it for a 3" fish.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-20-2017, 11:46 AM Reply   
No not exactly. The red is the average % of full for this day.
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-21-2017, 10:06 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by bftskir View Post
I've let those owners know they can have full access to my footage and all the info we know about the negligent operation at New Hope Landing that let that POS fill up and sink taking all those beautiful boats with it...Yep big-time liability and its thought that the negligent marina operator failed to require the proof of liability insurance he's supposed to have on file...
That's a relatively new harbor master, right? Like new last year? If he's the one I'm thinking of, he's a real "gem."
Old    JBC (bcoppinger)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-22-2017, 10:49 AM Reply   
Cool drone video of Berryessa draining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxOOnKL265I
Old    FENCE SENCE (fence_sence)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-24-2017, 11:21 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by bcoppinger View Post
Cool drone video of Berryessa draining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxOOnKL265I
Cool vid. Thanks posting it.

It's official, wettest winter in recorded history in the Sierras. Mt. Rose has broken its previous record of 600" by over 3'. 53' of snow with more on the way.
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Old    Jason L (NorCal_Jason)      Join Date: Feb 2017       02-24-2017, 12:09 PM Reply   
What resort are those pics from?? Its been a long time since I have seen them digging out chair lifts!
Old    FENCE SENCE (fence_sence)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-24-2017, 1:49 PM Reply   
They're all different. Sugar bowl, Homewood, and Kirkwood. I think. It's pretty much the same everywhere. I've never seen so many days lost to resorts being closed due to too much snow. I'm a snowboard instructor for Junior Ski Program here and we've only had two days of actual Saturdays this year at our little hill because of too much snow. Squaw has already announced they will be open through July 4th. Looks like a 4th of July double header this year! Snowboard in the morning, wakeboard in the afternoon.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-01-2017, 7:15 AM Reply   
The Delta is officially closed indefinitely enforced by coastguard and sheriff.
Old     (moto817)      Join Date: Jan 2011       03-05-2017, 12:08 PM Reply   
Is the Delta closed for debris in the water or levee damage? Sorry if I missed something earlier on, alot of stuff going on in this thread LOL
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-05-2017, 12:47 PM Reply   
Very High water levels
Old     (moto817)      Join Date: Jan 2011       03-05-2017, 2:52 PM Reply   
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Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-10-2017, 8:09 AM Reply   
Melonies is up to 69% when this thread started it was only at 39% hard to believe that in fall of 2016 Melonies was as low as 10%

I have to make a trip back up to see it again. I just can't wrap my brain around that much more water comming in and filling that lake. My gut says Melonies is gonna fill this year, fingers crossed
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Old    FENCE SENCE (fence_sence)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-12-2017, 12:36 PM Reply   
Anything fed by the Sierras is going to start filling really fast right now. It's flat out hot up there right now.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-17-2017, 9:14 AM Reply   
Ok I'm fully over being a skeptic. New Melonies is gonna fill this year in my opinion we have not had rain in 10+ days and the lake is comming up no problem. Warm Temps are melting our Seria Snow and Huge lakes like Melonies are going up by 1% every other day. It's at 71% and on a normal winter we can expect 30% of the lakes volume to come from snow run off and seeing how much snow we have we should fill No problem. Fingers crossed and Knocking on wood. I'm glad I went to Melonies early on and saw it super low because to see how much water need to come to fill this sucker is amazing.

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