February 27 2005 - Littlerock Creek

After the storms this week I drove up to the local reservoir to look at the water overflowing the dam.  This is only about the 2nd time I remember this happening since they raised Littlerock Dam in the early 90's.  The north slope of the San Gabriels drains into the desert - a basin.  The bottom of this basin is Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards AFB.  Except it's not dry anymore - you could probably hold powerboat races out there about now.  I heard it's teeming with brine shrimp, too.

  I usually take this road to go hiking in the San Gabriels.  Compare this to how it looked when it was flooding last Tuesday - a picture from the Daily News.

  ....this looks a lot lower than last Tuesday.

  Water going over the dam