Flooding In the Yolo Bypass
Taking advantage of the brief reprieve between storms today, I ran down to the Yolo Bypass to photograph the flooding from the recent opening of the Sacramento Weir in January and February in response to high river levels. The weir gates have been opened multiple times this year, the last time before now being in 2006. It was an impressive sight, almost 60,000 acres of floodplain submerged in fairly fast-moving water. Haven't seen it look like this since I was a kid.
West Sacramento and the Pocket are visible in the distance reflecting in the water, from the western Levee of the bypass.
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