GV Wire videographer Jahz Tello spent Tuesday morning capturing the sights in the Kings River bottom below Pine Flat Dam.
As you can see from the photos below, rain and run-off created by five atmospheric rivers since Christmas are saturating the formerly drought-parched landscape.
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Rain starts to swell the riverbed near a small weir, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)
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Horses grazing in a Kings River pasture take Tuesday’s rain in stride. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)
A look at the rising Kings River, which is running fast and muddy, from a vantage point atop Elwood Road below Pine Flat Dam. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)
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A sign in eastern Fresno County warns of water ahead, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)
Even with 1 million acre-foot Pine Flat Dam capturing the run-off behind its walls, the river below is rising quickly because of a relentless parade of storms. (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)