If you haven’t heard yet, California is in the middle of a drought, though it is finally raining as I type this up. I stopped at Lake Shasta, to see just how bad things are, on my drive back to the bay area. The lake was significantly lower than the last time I drove through. This area that I visited was maybe two feet deep at most. Don’t freak out, the lake is much deeper in other parts still. I just read that Shasta is only 36% full right now, or half of the historical average for this time of year. Mt. Shasta didn’t have much snow on it either, which was a weird site.
I also just read that our snowpack is at record lows. Below is a satellite photo going around showing the snow pack compared to last year, and it looks really bad
It was kind of surreal walking around what had previously been the bottom of the lake. I took a few shots with my Nikon too because it was a landscape that may not be seen again for many years.
The two shots below were taken with the native camera app and haven’t been edited.
On a happier note, I have a great interview to share with you soon. I wanted to get it out to you before I left for Oregon, but it was deeper than a simple Q & A. I’m still deciding how to format our conversation, so it may be a few days until you get to see some awesome work by a talented iPhoneographer.