Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Today's rains have local streams and arroyos flowing. The South Concho River feeds Twin Buttes Reservoir's South Pool, which isn't far below the level where water flows into the Equalization Channel.
I paddle boarded and windsurfed the South Pool this past weekend. The water had cooled but I didn't need neoprene. I expect that to change with fifty degree or lower rain.
I sailed the North Pool on Sunday with a 6.0 square meter sail and 110 liter shortboard. The water level had me worried about underwater obstructions, so I hope the North Pool takes on water. Otherwise it will be a South Pool fall/winter sailing season.
I checked a number of Concho River and area creek gauges (upstream of Twin Buttes) and none looked remarkable. My hope is the rain thus far primed the ground for runoff and bountiful rains follow. It's mid-level Pacific moisture which gave us our last two monster runoff events. I'm praying for a few feet rise.