Dramatic Water Runoff Has a Price

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Garrapata State Park marks the start of the rocky coastline called Big Sur. The inland portion of the park remains closed due to fire/water damage. As shown in the photo, the ocean side is getting a heavy flow of mountain water. I took this photo yesterday–in past years the runoff was a trickle.

(Last year a forest fire triggered by careless campers stripped the hills and valleys of vegetation in the Big Sur area. Winter rains contributed to unstable soil conditions. A massive landslide has cut off the only road connecting the town of Big Sur with surrounding areas. It may be more than a year and certainly millions of dollars before Highway One is restored, so for now it is California’s most scenic dead end roadway.)

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