Friday, July 1, 2011

Honey Lake Update: Comparison Photos 2007-2011

...a collection of various semi-comparable photos taken from 2007 through 2011 at the Honey Lake Rest Area on Highway 395 between Reno and Susanville, looking east toward the Skeddadle and Amedee Mountains.
9-22-2007: lots of water in the fall.
9-24-2008: not much water in the fall.
6-24-2011: pretty good water in early summer.
9-24-2008: a broader fall photo, not much water.
6-24-2011: comparable photo from this year, fair to good water, though nowhere near full.
3-22-2009: very dry in early spring.
6-24-2011: comparable photo from a few days ago.

As you can see, I don't have a full set of photos from spring, summer, and fall for every year, so these are not strictly comparable. I had stopped taking photos of the lake, partly because it has always looked the same to me during the last couple years: dry. I don't know if that's just because the few times I've been by have been at the wrong times of year, but I don't really think that's the case: I think it was dry, and is fairly wet this year after a good snow year in the Sierra. The Susan River and Long Valley Creek have been running well this spring, though maybe slowing down recently.

Related Posts:
One Year Ago Today: Honey Lake
Honey Lake Update and Other Water News
Honey Lake Update: Dust, Rain, and Water
Honey Lake Update: Snow Geese
Three Years Ago Today: East Side of Honey Lake

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

I like the comparison shots. I do that when driving across the meadows outside the park on the Kaibab NF.