Yesterday I spoke of my reservations at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Manteca, California for April 3-17 being canceled because the San Joaquin River overflowed its banks and flooded the campground.
Today I thought I’d show you a Google Earth view of the flood zone…
The photo is not “real-time”. It says it was taken June 14, 2010, but I think it gives you the big picture of how the campground might be susceptible to flooding after a couple of weeks of heavy rain as experienced by this area recently. This campground is very popular this time of year because it’s near Interstate Highway 5. It’s a favorite stopping place for RVing Snowbirds and is heavily used during their Spring and Fall migrations.
In other news…
Yesterday I drove all of about 20 miles to get to Manteca, First stop was to gas up at Costco for $169. Then a stop at the Salvation Army and Goodwill to seek used books…no luck. Then to Moose Lodge #1815 where I spent the night in their parking lot. Lots of friendly folks here. Today I’ll continue north for about 50 miles and spend the night somewhere on the Sacramento area.
All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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