Report for October 14, 2012 by Rich Yarges
At last the rains arrive:
I visited Maloney Creek on Sunday. What a difference a week makes. Our warm sunny days and impending drought are history. It has been raining for several days now and the creek has grown from a mere trickle to a real stream. It goes all the way to the Skykomish River now. The staircase falls are flowing full again. I took a picture of them:
The flow is slightly discolored from the runoff and I couldn’t see any fish, but I am sure that the fingerlings I saw last week have begun their journey to the sea. I saw no signs of adult salmon in the creek. Perhaps they will show themselves by next weekend if the rain continues.