I was up there a couple of weeks ago and the fishing was dismal. I also talked to one of the guides who told me that the water was low this time last year, a year in which we had normal or above-normal rainfall. There is some conjecture that the spring-fed watersheds in that region are losing water from the seismic activity that occured last October, though there is some serious debate on that issue. The groundwater table in that region is changing - that's for sure. Wells are drying up, and folks are having to drill deeper to get water. The Redding Record Searchlight has run a couple of articles on the issue. As for Fall River, the low water is probably agriculture-related.
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