Water Over the Dam?
The rainy season of Northern California has been very good to the Sierra Mountains, but the coast and valleys are just about normal. The creek that runs through Carnegie State Park has however been virtually dry. This same 30-day waterway was the focus of a lawsuit that almost closed our park last year. As you recall the creek was supposed to be carrying soil and chemical contaminants into the Delta of the San Joachim Valley.
One of our Carnegie Forever Board Members, Mark Martinez has enlisted the help of an independent water analysis company that will do an independent appraisal of the creek water quality entering and leaving Carnegie. We were ready to proceed with this collection procedure except for one simple fact – there is no water in the creek!