Ever since I read there was water in the river again, I've wanted to go. I finally had an opportunity this afternoon to take a short walk to the river. This was a joyous occasion for me, since we haven't had water in the river for a couple of years now.
I parked on the road near the south entrance and took my favorite access path down to the river.
|My Path to Access the Salinas River in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic|
This is the part of the riverbed it led to.
|In the Riverbed of the Salinas River in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic|
In some years, this entire section has been filled with the flowing river, but so far we haven't had enough rainfall to make that happen this year. In 2012 when I began my annual search for water in the river, it found me. Seeing the river fill was an amazing experience I captured in this video. I was so glad I had a video camera with me. I had never expected this.
This year only a couple of the channels have water so far. This one had the most. This photo is looking south.
|Finally! The Salinas River in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic|
I made this poster in 2012 when the river was right up to the banks. It is the same path shown in the first large photo above.