By John Wiley

Recently while flying over the hills North of town we were startled to see this large expanse of water where we’d only seen dirt and sand for years. In fact, I’d forgotten that Twitchell Reservoir is there! The closer shot of the earthen dam and spillway evokes an impression of what it looked like a few weeks ago before the terrain went brown. (see above)

The long view toward the South from the other end is a bit hazy, but conveys some of the expanse it now covers.


The similar long view with map pin at the left, is a gMaps 3D sat view when it was comparatively puddle sized.


John Wiley

Written by John Wiley

John Wiley is a local pilot and longtime contributor to edhat.

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  1. Green to brown edges? I just noticed a slightly more green slope on the left side of the reservoir in the first pic, with a sharp transition to more brown near the left edge. It’s past the crest of the hill, so probably not from more humid air near the lake. Any guess why that might be? (btw, I tweaked the wiki wording to clarify river confluence, and added pix)

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