Washoe Lake, just south of Reno, dried up as a result of the multi-year drought in Nevada and much of the southwestern U.S. Record precipitation over the winter of 2016-2017 filled the lake and then some. The lake is part of Washoe Lake State Park.

Washoe Lake, Washoe Valley, Nevada, NV.

October, 2016. Washoe Lake completely dry. Photo © Stan White

Washoe Lake, Washoe Valley, Nevada, NV.

March, 2017. Washoe Lake full and overflowing. Photo © Stan White

Yosemite Fall reflection

March 7, 2017

Yosemite Fall reflection, Yosemite National Park, CA.

A different view of Upper Yosemite Fall in Yosemite National Park, CA. Photo © Stan White

Incoming storm, Washoe Valley

February 21, 2017

Storm clouds, Washoe Valley, Nevada, NV.

Storm clouds roll over the Sierra Nevada. View of Washoe Valley from I580. Photo © Stan White