We have had some strong wind here at New Hogan Dam this weekend. Makes rowing a boat a work-out! The little, aluminum motor boats get along pretty good, if you have a decent motor on it. A trolling motor won’t get you far in these winds. Read More
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.