Calif. Earthquake Shakes Loose Water, Parched Creeks Flowing Again

Calif. Earthquake Shakes Loose Water, Parched Creeks Flowing Again

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In a parched canyon where creeks were just sand and rock two weeks ago, water is now flowing.

Geologists were surprised to discover the California earthquake in Napa Valley August 24 apparently shook loose impediments to a supply of ground water, which is now trickling freely down several streams.



Three creeks in Sonoma Valley and two more in Napa and Solano counties have dramatically increased water flows since the Aug. 24 earthquake, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

(WATCH the CBS/KPIX video below or READ the story from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

Photo by  David Welch (CC license) – Story tip from Mike McGinley

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