During the last month, dry patches along the Eel River began reaching lengths of hundreds of yards, but the recent rains began connecting some of these areas back together. Friends of the Eel River Executive Director Scott Greacen said that one spell of rain will not make up for the deficit caused by the ongoing statewide drought.
To further enunciate his point Greacen quoted a passage from John Steinbeck’s novel, “East of Eden.”
” ‘During the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years,’ ” he said.
Even after having about four-and-a-half times the record rainfall for Sept. 24, Eel River tributaries like Redwood Creek are still dry, Greacen said.
Article by: Will Houston
Published by: Times Standard
Published: September 27, 2014