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Statis of the Eel River Water Level This Winter

I haven't heard any news about the Eel River flooding this winter on the Bay Area News Stations, so I guess everyone up in the Eureka Area is okay.  With the King Tides and melting snow, and constant rain and wind I thought we might hear something dire about the ROW from the area?  Anything to report?

Curious Paul

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Comment by Paul Gardner on January 16, 2017 at 2:42pm

Thanks Thad for the report and photo.  There is lots of information it.  You can see on the left where the embankment has been shored up with a retaining wall of old rail.  The grading itself looks like native soil and little else was used to build up the base of the ROW. 


Comment by Thad Wuest on January 16, 2017 at 11:20am

Not Eel river related, but, a section of rail in Loleta has washed out. This is where THA ran the Crewcar to the tunnel and back.  Because THA isn't permitted to do track work, clearing only, this run is permanently cancelled.   

Comment by Richard C. Brand on January 15, 2017 at 9:13pm


Thanks for posting this message and I hope to see a reply.  In the past few months I have tried to get a rise from our Healdsburg and north members but with no luck.  Hopefully your question will bring a reply as I too am wondering.

I can report from a trip up to Healdsburg last Friday that while the Russian River is doing just that at the Healdsburg RR bridge, that there seems to be little over the banks flooding in town.  As for north well let's look for a report soon.

Comment by Chad Glover on January 15, 2017 at 3:14pm
If you are interested in the lakes, another good site
Comment by Chad Glover on January 15, 2017 at 3:11pm

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