Debris Basin - Then And Now

Now that we've had a little bit of rain, I thought it might be interesting to compare December 2008 with the very rainy month of January 2005.  The photo on the left was taken 12/29/2008, the photo on the right on 01/09/2005.  The water level in 2005 almost made it up to the bottom of the metal walkway on the left of the photo's.  It did make it back into Spanish Canyon on the far side.

Thanks to Susan Immer, Park Programs and Resource Supervisor for Monrovia Canyon Park, for the photo from 2005.


Anonymous said…
I was around then but don't remember this amount of water. Was this the "heavy rains" year? I saw a turtle living in the basin a year or so ago. He was sunning himself.
Keith said…
That was the year. When it seemed like it would never stop raining.
The waterfall was inaccessible due to the amount and force of the water.
Completely changed the path of the stream in a couple of places.

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