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Storm was fairly mild last night in the saratoga foothills, but things are picking up now and the power just went out. Strong winds and emergency sirens off in the distance... Think we are in for a long night of candles and flash lights.

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 An exceptionally warm rain here. The snow level is above 6000'.  A reliable source said Chris Ralph and Steve Herschbach were seen headed to the Majuba pacers with a 4"dredge.

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1 hour ago, klunker said:

A reliable source said Chris Ralph and Steve Herschbach were seen headed to the Majuba pacers with a 4"dredge.

Actually, a location closer to Spring Valley. On the news here they are increasing their projections for flood levels a little bit.

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 I just looked at the Reno radar. It looks like God has determined there are no righteous men in Reno. A big red spot right over the top. You guys need to repent - or at least be careful.

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Oh, I think we'll be OK. I even went to church this morning in all the rain. Remember, God saved Lot, just not his wife.

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Coming down hard and steady now here in the east bay...Maybe it's for real this time? The gold rings are sinking deeper in the turf but the beaches are taking a pounding which might make for a good hunt later this week. Hopefully Merton is at dockside and not hauling fuel in this crap. 

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Just got this off FB -
HIGHWAY 49 Is OFFICIALLY CLOSED Holding traffic in Sierra City and Downieville. STAY HOME - because it is only going to get worse. 12:30 a.m. peak flows are supposed to be tonight. These Road-workers , Law enforcement ,and Volunteers are already stretched thin. Please don't put them in more danger.

During the 1997 flood, a section fo the road between Downieville and Sierra City was washed away into the river.  Hey Steve - Remember the crevice you found the diving weights while sniping in a couple years back? There will be gold in them this year.

The NF Yuba at Downieville as of 12:30 today: (and the water is rising fast)

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NF Yuba at Haypress creek confluence, just at the upper end of Sierra City, 11:40 am Sunday.

 

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Chris, looks like this is going to hit our friends in the Sierra pretty hard, good time for all of us to consider how we can get together as a group and help provide some relief effort, donations and man power to help out in the name of detector prospectors. I'm available as many others here are as well I'm sure, to help out where I can, perhaps we can organize some resource here to help other members and the communities we live and recreate in?

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