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, Resource Management & Recreation

The origin of Deer Creek water begins in two places; in the 1850s and at a 6,000 ft. elevation. 1850: Water Business Birthed in the West Placer miners needed water for rockers; hydraulic miners needed it to move mountains. The first miner’s ditch, to which PG&E traces its tap root, was built in 1850 by The Rock Creek Water Company. …

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 …