Heavy Rain on Lake Marinole

19 April 2011

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, the area around Lake Marinole received 1-1/2 - 3 inches of rain in a period of a few hours. The water flowing into the lake raised the level of the water several inches above the sidewalk surrounding the lake. These photos and videos were taken about 2:00 in the afternoon to document the level of the water and the ability of the spillway and stilling basin to handle the run-off at the south end of the lake. During the period observed the stilling basin did not overflow, but it was full nearly to the top.

(The last two images are 30-second videos; click on the image to see the video)