Saturday, June 27, 2015
No water in the diversion ditch at Cache Creek June 26th, 2015
It has been a long dry spell for me and the blog. Too much to explain, so I will simply pick up today with information we saw yesterday.
We are afield for the summer and thought we would try our luck with the fishing poles at Four Bay near Twin Lakes, and then hop into Cache Creek to see what was going on there. Not many people in the parking lot and no camp host. We had a family ask if we knew the area and where to do some panning. Of, course, we told them there should be plenty of water in the diversion creek just beyond the parking lot, and sent them off with instructions that the creek came back around below the catch pond.
We had come in to explore a bit and were shocked to find the diversion creek completely dry as you can see in the photo above. With all the water flowing in streams, rivers and creeks in Colorado this year, there should have been an over abundance of water, here. You could see where it had been running way our of its' banks earlier. Still muddy, too, so it wasn't that long ago.
We suspect the people above had just come in and had completely dammed up the overflow from the diversion, so no water. Kinda ruins one of the best spots to dig a little, find a little and commune with nature. We did find a tiny amount of gold, but it was a mile walk. Lots of cars down at the cemetery....
No matter what we do, no matter how things are arranged, it seems we lose more of our public places to prospect for gold. Cache is our latest victim.
Good Prospecting to you,