Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weber Reservoir and 2017 Spring Snowmelt




Recharging lakes, rivers and streams



Over the winter of 2016 – 2017, back-to-back storms in January and February brought more snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains than in the last two decades. As a result, snowmelt in the spring is causing the lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs to flow at an all time high. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com


 
To prevent flooding along the banks of the Walker River, water is being released through the spillway at Weber Reservoir. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com

 

What an exciting event to stand on the bridge during Earth Day weekend and feel the mighty force  of all this water rushing down.  


http://www.bonnierannald.com

 

The additional water will recharge the ground water at Weber Reservoir which is on the Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation, located in Western Nevada. It will also flow to Walker Lake and bring much needed fresh water to this desert lake that has been at an all time low level. 


http://www.bonnierannald.com


 
Weber Reservoir supports a number of fresh water fish and provides a sanctuary for numerous birds and other wildlife.


http://www.bonnierannald.com


 
Follow my blog and check back as I will be making return visits to the Walker River area during the spring snowmelt of 2017.

With my Nikon and tripod, my goal is to recreate the scene as it appears in nature, to preserve in a photographic image the awesome, yet simplistic beauty of the scene that waits around a bend or over a hill. Sometimes it's a colorful landscape, and many times I'm allowed in the presence of the numerous creatures that adapt to life in the wild.





 All rights reserved, world-wide and images protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). All photography, graphics, text, design, and content is copyrighted by Bonnie Rannald and should not be copied, down-loaded, transferred and re-created in any way without the express consent, in writing to Bonnie Rannald. For information on Bonnie Rannald licensed, right-managed images, please submit a written request.

"Reflecting Nature's Artistry"

Follow this blog for upcoming post!
Photos Make Great Gifts!
Many of these images are available on our website:

 http://www.bonnierannald.com/

 
For custom framed and matted photos, go to:  "Off The Wall"





No comments:

Post a Comment