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Calabazas Creek

Uploaded by: ian408

Sunday December 23, 2012

Santa Clara, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Santa Clara, CA Calabazas Creek after more than 1

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5. ian408
1:38 AM GMT on December 27, 2012
Rain is almost always welcome in the area. County reservoirs are filling.

The biggest problem we have is the soil's mostly clay content. Water is absorbed but can quickly become super saturated leading to a landslide or it can run between irrigation pipes and the surrounding soil causing roads to fail-this happens fairly regularly in the mountain areas around here.

The amount of water you see is from several inches of rain over the course of an hour or so. It flows to the San Francisco Bay.
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4. turnuptheheat
6:19 PM GMT on December 25, 2012
The area can definitely use the water, as the last few have been drought years. But too much at once can lead to landslides and other issues in the area.
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3. WurzelDave
9:21 PM GMT on December 24, 2012
I hope you needed it.
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2. Luckystar
3:44 PM GMT on December 24, 2012
Awesome capture and perspective! That's a lot of water! 10 and a fave!

Welcome back to WunderPhotos!
Merry Christmas!!
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1. katy99780
2:59 AM GMT on December 24, 2012
That's quite a torrent! Do you need the rain as so many areas do?
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