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LMUD Presents: This Day in History – February 29, 1927

Pushing snow on Fredonyer summit in 1925

Lassen County Benefited by Storms
February 29, 1927

In the past two weeks over five inches of precipitation has fallen in Lassen County. This has brought joy to the hearts of the farmers of this locality, filled all of the reservoirs and lakes to higher levels than for many years, and brightened the prospects for a good year in all lines for the people of this county.

After the warm rain of Sunday night, which melted the snow on the ground in Susanville and much snow in the high mountains, Susan River became a roaring torrent, overflowing its banks near the new Alexander Avenue bridge, washing out the road near the bridge for a short distance.

The waters of Paiute Creek were backed up over the Folsom meadow below the Memorial building, causing a miniature lake.

The river left its banks near Johnstonville Monday morning, and flowed over the highway about six inches deep, just this side of the concrete bridge. Sand Slough, just beyond Johnstonville on the reno road, was running full of water for the first time in ten years.

Lake Leavitt is full and Honey Lake is at a higher level than for about ten years.

Several small bridges were washed out between Standish and Litchfield and travel from that district was discontinued for several days.

Supervisor Godman phoned in from the Madeleine Plains district and said that he was entirely surrounded by water for fifteen minutes.

No damage has been done in this community by the heavy rainfall, but inestimable benefit will be derived from the thorough soaking of the ground.

Springs are running good streams which have been dry for several years and taking it all in all, the recent storms have been of greater benefit to the county than any we have had for a god many years.

The ranchers of the Long Valley district who experienced one of the worst droughts in years last year, are overjoyed by the prospects of another good year in 1927.

Baxter Creek assumed large proportions and overflowed its banks in many places and inundated several roads besides washing over much territory in the neighborhood of Missouri Bend.

Snow depth on the Red Bluff summit is 6 feet 4 inches.

Marshel Couso
Marshel Couso
SusanvilleStuff Owner/Publisher
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