Monday, February 1, 2016

LA River: Stormwatch, Rainfall Totals

Photo: Joan Stevenson, January 31, 2016.  There's still a lot of arundo in the LA River at the historic landmark Fletcher  Bridge.  Photos shot from the southwest corner of Fletcher and Ripple at Moore Street. 

The Army Corps of Engineers is installing temporary flood barriers and removing vegetation from the riverbed from Griffith Park to the Fletcher Bridge. 
Photo: Joan Stevenson, January 31, 2016.  The high water mark for yesterday's rain was not so high, which is not so bad.  The river path is always closed on rain days and it is closed between Griffith Park and Fletcher while the barriers are in place.

We're tracking rainfall totals in the Corralitas rain gauge... 
January 31, 2016: 0.5"
Rain year* to date: 5.62"

*Normally, the "rain year" would have ended June 30.  However, this year California joined the rest of the country, and will report rainfall totals between October 1 to September 30.  Who expected to have significant rain between July 1 and October 1?  There will always be an asterisk next to the 2014-2015 rain year on Corralitas Drive, which ended with 15.17."  We got an unprecedented 4" between July 1 and September 30.