What Happens to Putah Creek When the Glory Hole Overflows?

It's been ten long dry years since the overflow port on Lake Berryessa called the Glory Hole overflowed. The atmospheric rivers across the Pacific and resulting heavy rains this winter finally pushed it over the top again. Flows in Putah Creek topped out over 8,000 cfs in February. We were at the Creek later in the month with the Interdam Reach Work Group to plan restoration projects. The waters had subsided to around 6,000 cfs by then, but the extent of flooding and high flows were still very impressive. Here's a slideshow that we made. Click on the photo to advance to the next. We'll be looking for volunteers later this year. Drop us an e-mail if you'd like to help.