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June 19, 2004

Jones Tract Flooding

The flooding of Jones Tract has been in the news to some degree, but both Upper and Lower Jones Track flooded as the result of a levee break on Upper Jones Tract. We often anchor out on Mildred Island which is a flooded tract that suffered a levee break in the 80's and was never reclaimed. Mildred is the next tract northwest.

The California Department of Water Resources has a very interesting slide show of the break, pictures of the flooding, and of the reclamation work underway.

Update: The Department of Water Resources has an excellent summary page and I particularly like the photo section.

June 1, 2004

New International Signal Flags

I don't normally post humor here, but this Forbes Back Page is funny enough for me to make an exception.

Kaboom! was loads of fun. Thanks to everyone who attended and the gods of dingys for letting us scrap together one working one.