I can only imagine the conversation leading up to the decision to partially bury 7 very large Michelin construction tires in a semi-circle pattern into the lake bed. “No one will ever see this again after the reservoir fills up…plus it’ll be fun!” Well, it still is fun to look at now. The tires are the rubber Stonehenge of Northern California.
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As of data from Saturday, January 4th, 2014, the lake/reservoir is at 17.8% capacity. I am using the California Department of Water Resources webpage (using the column 2 labelled “Storage”) and the reservoir’s design capacity of 1,010,000 acre feet (while US Dept of Reclamation notes a capacity of 977,000 AF) .
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 38mm, f/10, 1/15 sec
Folsom (CA), Michelin Tires, Drying Lake Bed, Sunset. Folsom Lake, CA. January 03, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.