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California Lake Mysteriously Runs Dry Overnight, Thousands Of Fish Dead

Friday, September 25, 2015 17:08
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Perhaps it is because the world has grown habituated to its unique set of “liquidity” problems, but California’s record, and ongoing, drought has not been receiving much media coverage in recent weeks. Perhaps it should be, because according to a report by CBS Sacramento, the mystery that recently surrounded the water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell, has spilled over to a water reservoir in Northern California.

As CBS reports, the Mountain Meadows reservoir also known as Walker Lake, a popular fishing hole just west of Susanville, ran dry literally overnight, killing thousands of fish and leaving residents looking for answers.

The unprecedented emptying of the lake has stunned locals: residents say people were fishing on the lake last Saturday, but it drained like a bathtub overnight.

The reservoir before:

and after:



Everywhere that you see that’s wet, there was water,” said resident Eddie Bauer. Bauer has lived near this lake his entire life. This is the first time he’s ever seen it run dry. He and other residents want answers.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company owns the rights to the water and uses it for hydroelectric power.

According to the Sac Bee, the reservoir is the upper-most storage facility in PG&E’s Feather River hydroelectric system, and has been operating at below the minimum requirements since August, said Ron Lunder, chairman of the Mountain Meadows Conservancy, a Westwood-based nonprofit organization.

What little water remained on the morning of Sept. 13 is gone. Along with leaving large-mouth bass and other non-native fish belly up, a swift drawdown dumped silt and rotting fish into Hamilton Branch, a stream that connects Mountain Meadows reservoir with Lake Almanor.

“Something went haywire,” said Aaron Seandel, chairman of a water quality committee that has been monitoring the water levels in Lake Almanor for 25 years.

Bauer blames the local electric company: he says there should’ve been at least two weeks of water left and that would’ve given PG&E enough time to relocate the fish. “This makes me feel like they didn’t want to do a fish rescue and that it was easier to open that sucker up Saturday night,” Bauer said.

However, PG&E denies responsibility and says nobody opened the dam up: instead the “water simply ran out.

PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said an outlet valve at the dam has been continuously clogged, requiring maintenance as often as twice a day to release water downstream through Hamilton Branch to Lake Almanor. Company officials consulted with “the relevant agencies” and decided not to stop further flows out of the dam, he said.

“It’s a very flat, very shallow reservoir. At some point it was going to go dry,” he said. And so it did. Overnight.

No matter who’s to blame, residents here worry, this could happen in other areas of the state.  “The reservoirs are all continuing to be far below normal,” said Doug Carlson with the Department of Water Resources. He says there’s no question water concerns are still a serious issue across the state.

“We are reliant upon rainfall to fill those lakes of course and until we get more rain we’re not likely to see any appreciable increase in the reservoir levels,” he said.

As for the fate of all the water at the Mountain Meadows reservoir, it remains a mystery.




Source: http://silveristhenew.com/2015/09/25/california-lake-mysteriously-runs-dry-overnight-thousands-of-fish-dead/

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  • my2pesos

    Leaven Take ~ Event a Lake
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    Take ‘n’ Leave ~ A leak Event

  • Anonymous

    People here and everywhere, need to wake up and get right. Something is wrong.

    • Wretched Infidel

      Earthquake signal

  • unidentified

    its a remote area not a lot of people living there, still odd water can just vanish overnight leaving nothing but dead fish

    • Miskondukt

      I’m sorry, but that is an absurd comment. “It’s a remote area…” Did you read the SHORT article, please look beyond the shortsightedness of the immediate surrounding.

      • CrowPie

        Dam…..It’s not so remote that it couldn’t have a dam.

      • unidentified

        sorry you got nothing from it

  • Amminadab

    Manmade drought, created by tptb.

  • wiseoldlady

    Someone deliberately closed off the water flow. I HATE evil people that do such horrible mean nasty cruel abusive things like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So they have started the food shortage to come….. am sure there will be more. The poor starving polar bears, deformed fish in our oceans thanks to Fukushima, dead fish from deliberate oil spills, birds dropping out of the skies, banked sea whales…… You know the stinking NWO government is behind it all. These innocent animals…. how rotten.

    • Zabwe

      They are the old world order being lead into extinction by the real new world order..

    • Wretched Infidel

      Yes, they could have. Also it could mean the earth’s fissures are moving about underground and you know what that could mean…

      • Zabwe

        Cern have generated an atom that has a density 15 times greater than any atom present on Earth` It now resides at the core of the planet……….This atom is also the most destructive atom ever generated……..

  • lindsay

    Another sign from God as we approach the end of this age. Beware as Armeggedon gets closer.

  • CrowPie

    This kind of event has happened before. I believe, if memory serves, it was in Louisiana. I know it was one of those southern gulf states.

    Story goes…early one morning folks woke up on a lake like they normally did and suddenly stuff started drifting really fast toward the middle of the lake….anyway….according to witnesses it took less than ten minutes for the entire lake to empty.

    Seems there was a weak spot, like a sink hole just waiting to open up deep under the waters of the lake.

    Maybe the same thing happened in this case.

    Regardless this comment really ticked me off……”Pacific Gas & Electric Company owns the rights to the water and uses it for hydroelectric power.” I mean just who should own the rights to water? No one. That’s who.

    • AllRoadsLead2NWO

      Actually according to the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 all property within the united states and all of the people and their possession’s are collateral to the international bankers- the Board of Governors of the federal Reserve System. The United States of america ended in 1933- since that time it has been the United States Inc, wholly owned and held in collateral for the debt to the international bankers- as is England, France, Spain and all countries that participated in the Internal Bankruptcy in 1930 and the agreement=surrender to the international Bankers at Geneva in 1932. The bankers own- everything- including each of us as soon as our parents “informed” on our birth and got a ‘birth certificate’ and socialist security card for each of us. We are all OWNED body and soul by the International Bankers, and they own everything we have- our houses, and ‘debt’ notes in the bank, and even your car when you register it with the states just becomes more collateral against the debt.

  • aeral

    Could this precede an earthquake?

    • Zabwe

      They are preparing new orleans to be seaport and California is being cleared for military use for the b looming Asia~Pacific War……. Sssshhhhh………..!

  • burned handle

    sure sign of underground volcanic activity

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