Shasta Dam spillway 6 years ago today

Exactly 6 years ago today, I took this video of the spillway at Shasta Dam near full flow. We have not seen anything remotely near this capacity reached since then. Our Sacramento River watershed has been suffering terrible drought over these last few years. Take a couple minutes to experience the power and majesty of the mighty Sacramento River at the iconic dam during a “normal” year. Sound up:

Will we ever see the likes of this again? Has climate change forever altered the rainfall pattern we came to depend on in California? Serious questions.


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