Flying Over & Filming the Creek – Behind-the-Scenes

After weeks of route planning and equipment experimentation, Roger Harris was ready to fly over Deer Creek. GoPro’s, attached to the plane, filmed the journey. In the video below, Roger explains many factors that went into trip planning. Additional Observations: Houses are built close to creek banks. – Roger Harris, Pilot The color difference between Scotts Flat Lake and Lake …

World Water Day – 22 March – Science & Beauty

In honor of world World Water Day, FDC is going global. The water flowing through Deer Creek isn’t just ‘in your back yard,’ it’s part of a shape-shifting planetary system. Today, we’re celebrating science and the ability to gather mass data. We’re also admiring the stunning beauty of water, an element all life needs to grow. Resources: 11:21 – Central …

Deer Creek Water Origins

  Before we ever see water in Deer Creek, most of it has rained, snowed, and been stored in NID’s Mountain Division and PG&E Lakes. It’s moved from lake to lake, going through multiple powerhouses, generating electricity. It enters Scotts Flat Lake where swimmers, motor boaters, and fisherman enjoy it. Flowing into Lower Scotts Flat Reservoir, human or wind-powered boaters …

Nevada County Geology – Gold Formation

Tectonic Plates & Continent Formation The story of Deer Creek begins with the formation of the continent. It was during this phase of geologic time that gold was created. Smartville Block About 160 million years ago, the ocean floor of the Farallon oceanic plate began sinking below the North American Plate. Tremendous subduction forces heated and drove mineral-rich water through …