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Old Salmon Falls Bridge - Bridge Out of Water

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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Comment balloon 24 commentsDeeDee Riley • January 19 2014 12:28PM

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Dee Dee

 

Awesome pictures and great story. Have a wondeful week. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 5 years ago

DeeDee - That is so interesting that the Old Salmon Falls Bridge is unusally under water, and now you can see it clearly out of water.  It's a real sign of how much trouble we are in with out our seasonal rain and snow storms at this time of year! Great local post!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 5 years ago

Interesting comparison. Thank you for sharing. 

Posted by Jeff Fisher, RE/MAX Fine Properties (RE/MAX Fine Properties) almost 5 years ago

Wow, that is quite a change. The drought is really upsetting the balance. 

Posted by Jill Winchel, We make it easy. You make it home. (Royal Shell Real Estate - Koffman & Associates ) almost 5 years ago

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):

Posted by Myrna Ziller, National Association Of Realtors ( N.A.R.) (Guarantee Flex Office Fig Garden Village) almost 5 years ago

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!  

Posted by Marge Draper, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA (Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto) almost 5 years ago

Dee Dee,

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

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) almost 5 years ago

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!

 

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

Alan,

Thanks and you too!!!

 

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

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!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

Thank you, Jeff, for stopping by!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

Thank you Myrna!  When it comes to Mother Nature, hope is all we have!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

Thanks Marge!  I hope Myrna's right too!!!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

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.  

 

 

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

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!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro (Innovative Realty Solutions Group) almost 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) almost 5 years ago

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.

Posted by Anja Kerstens, GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 4 years ago

Hello DeeDee and this is very sad ... there are lakes in Nevada that are very low also ;o(

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 4 years ago

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

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 4 years ago

DeeDee, it's one thing to hear about the water shortage out west on Morning Edition, but you photo really makes the point.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 4 years ago

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!

Posted by Kelly Mac Group (619) 319-7010 San Diego Beach and Luxury Realtors, San Diego Beach, Coastal and Luxury Homes (Keller Williams La Jolla) over 4 years ago

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