I just let folks in our boat club know that the planned cruise this upcoming weekend is cancelled for safety reasons. High tides, fast currents, and debris in the water currently make boating on the California Delta dangerous.
Meanwhile, I'm monitoring the conditions at Lake Oroville where recent rains raised water levels over the main spillway. The high runoff opened a 30 foot hole in the concrete spillway. The powers that be decided to activate the auxiliary/emergency spillway for the first time in 50 years, but its earthen (no concrete) construction resulted in huge erosion, and the evacuation of approx 200,000 people living downstream.
The Feather River, fed from Oroville, is a tributary of the Sacramento River. I have no idea what the high water releases will do to water levels in the already-high Delta waterways.