Old Salmon Falls Bridge - Bridge Out of Water

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As you can see by this Google Earth image, the Old Salmon Falls Bridge, an access across the South Fork of the American River used before Folsom Dam was built, but now usually covered by water.

Old Salmon Falls Bridge - Bridge Out of Water

Occassionally we will be able to see it uncovered but with our current Folsom Lake levels it is truly a Bridge Out of Water.  Here are a couple pictures of the bridge and the area around it yesterday - January 18, 2014.

Old Salmon Falls Bridge - Bridge Out of Water

Old Salmon Falls Bridge - Bridge Out of Water

Other posts related to Folsom Lake's Low Levels:

How Low Can You Go? - Folsom Lake - October 1, 2013

Folsom Lake Revealed - December 29, 2013 

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Myrna Ziller
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Thanks For Sharing. Lets hope the drought is corrected by **Spring Rains.** Many times over the years, I can remember our state getting a Large Amount of rains, during March thru May.  Weather patterns seems to go in cycles. Sending Smiles To You,  Myrna  :) :) :) :(o_o):

Jan 19, 2014 06:52 PM #5
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Marge Draper
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DeeDee, those pictures are just amazing.  It is kind of scary when the forecast is for no rain for the next three months!  I hope Myrna is right about a lot of rain from March through May!  

Jan 19, 2014 07:06 PM #6
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Dee Dee,

Why would they build a bridge that's usually under the water?  Am I missing something?

Jan 19, 2014 08:05 PM #7
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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DeeDee, we have been hearing a lot about the drought in your area and the consequences. It is sad to hear of the loss of homes from the fires and strange to see bridges with little or no water. Hope things improve soon.

Jan 19, 2014 09:52 PM #8
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DeeDee Riley
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Hi Jill,

It really is.  I can't imagine how much rain we'll need here in the valley and/ or snow in the Sierra Nevadas to fill it back up again!

 

Jan 20, 2014 08:56 AM #9
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Alan,

Thanks and you too!!!

 

Jan 20, 2014 08:57 AM #10
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DeeDee Riley
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Hi Laura,

It's sad and kind of scary.  I read yesterday that we have only had .36 inches to date for December and January that historically average 8 inches per year for those two months!

Jan 20, 2014 09:02 AM #11
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DeeDee Riley
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Thank you, Jeff, for stopping by!

Jan 20, 2014 09:03 AM #12
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DeeDee Riley
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Thank you Myrna!  When it comes to Mother Nature, hope is all we have!

Jan 20, 2014 09:04 AM #13
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Thanks Marge!  I hope Myrna's right too!!!

Jan 20, 2014 09:05 AM #14
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DeeDee Riley
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Hi Wayne,

The bridge was built before Folsom Dam as an access across the American River. Since the dam was built, the water backs up and the river is much higher now to the point of covering the bridge, most of the time.  

 

 

Jan 20, 2014 09:10 AM #15
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DeeDee Riley
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Jane,

Yes, seeing the lake go down and down has been very sad.  We are just starting to hear talk of rationing.  It suprises me we haven't before now!

Have a great week!

Jan 20, 2014 09:11 AM #16
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Dee Toohey
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Thanks for sharing!  Water levels are decreasing in many areas.  Here in Florida, they allow bottled water companies to drain our water even more. 

Have a good week.

Jan 20, 2014 09:23 AM #17
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Kathleen Daniels
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DeeDee, There is not a day that goes by this Winter that I am not thinking about our lack or rain and water shortage situation. I've been enjoying our 70 degree Spring-like weather but we do need the rain.  Perhaps a rain dance is in order.

Jan 20, 2014 10:23 AM #18
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Marco Giancola
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Hi DeeDee that looks like a serious problem (the lake level). I was reading yesterday that CA is bracing for severe drought conditions to continue, very sad news indeed.

Jan 20, 2014 12:16 PM #19
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Anja Kerstens
Summit Realty Group - Gilroy, CA
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That is a pretty cool bridge.  Thank you for sharing.  Water levels here in California are also extremely low. That is going to cause problems for all of us soon.

Jan 20, 2014 06:56 PM #20
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Hello DeeDee and this is very sad ... there are lakes in Nevada that are very low also ;o(

Jan 20, 2014 07:28 PM #21
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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DeeDee very interesting post and great pictures of the Bridge, sadly the lack of water makes these pictures possible. Ironically I had a listing which did not sell in the downturn of the economy and I re listed it this time and Google Earth Photos still show the old sign I had with another company:) So Google Earth can provide some interesting but dated photos, Endre

Jan 20, 2014 08:40 PM #22
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DeeDee, it's one thing to hear about the water shortage out west on Morning Edition, but you photo really makes the point.

Jan 21, 2014 01:31 PM #23
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DeeDee,

So sad.  This awful drought in California and the Western US, will impact all of us, in a very negative way.  We seriously need some rain!

Thanks for showcasing it with your photos and information!

Jan 23, 2014 06:52 PM #24
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