I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go play on the lake since it’s Memorial Day weekend. I just now got back from Hogan Dam. I was pleasantly surprised that the lake isn’t covered in people. The following pictures are less than an hour old.
The mountains are full of snow waiting to ambush the New Hogan Lake that is already filled to capacity! It’s a beautiful site to see the lake filled with fresh water. It’s been several years since we’ve seen this much water here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who manage this lake, have opened the dam. They are releasing water as fast as it will flow without flooding the Monte Vista Day Use area. The Calavaras River is flowing mightier than ever. They better keep those flood gates open because the snow melt has begun the deluge.