"Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts." Minor White

Friday, June 18, 2010

finding gold

Last week I went out with one of our reporters Howard Yune to find people along the Yuba River for a story on the rising water level due to releases from dams upstream. Its rained more than normal here in the mid-valley do to El Nino and with the summer snow melt the reservoirs ( what we call lakes in Cali) are full. You never know what you're gonna find out there either and we got lucky when we came across a man and his dog panning for gold. Read the story here.

Gary Bingham of Gridley pans for gold Thursday with his dog Sam along the Yuba River at Parks Bar Road in the Yuba foothills. The water level rose Thursday on the Yuba River with the scheduled release of water from Englebright Dam and is expected to rise even further do to a larger release at New Bullards Bar Dam. The New Bullards Bar Dam release will increase the flow from 66 cubic feet per second to 2000 cubic feet per second and is expected to last up to three weeks.