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Re: Major flood damage at DCHS

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October 25, 2004 10:31PM
Well Sam your report sounds very famaliar to the damage caused by the big flooding in the 92/93 rainy season. There were several major flood events that winter, each one causing more changes. The area above the Arizona Pool was also full of dead branches and even the stumps of some trees. That Spring Arizona Mike and I spent some days throwing all the wood into Deep Creek while the spring runoff was still flowing swiftly and it was carried down stream out of harms way. You know what would have happened when things warmed up with all of that dead wood laying around. Also a huge pile of drift wood piled up in the sycamores that used to stand just east of the Arizona Pool, the ones that were later cut down by some idiot. Another flood came through and walla, the big pile of driftwood was gone! There is another storm coming in tomorrow evening. Also I've heard that there could be more significant rains in the February to May period because of a mild to moderate El Nino brewing. If more significant flooding occurs during this rainy season, the wood you now see might very well go on downstream, and new driftwood will continue to come along from further upstream. That area is a natural eddy spot in the creek and a real magnet for floating things. Best to throw it into the creek in the spring, before things warm up, after threats of flooding is pretty much gone. The Womb could be dug and vacumed out but another big flood could come along and fill it with debris again. The Serenity pool pretty regularly gets filled with sand and mud since its lower down. I've seen people try to dig that one out in the early part of the rainy season only to find it messed up again in the next flood. I'll have to get up there to Deep Creek real soon to see all the changes!
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