Friend and moutain biker from Monrovia, Brad, sent me the above photo he took Sunday (Jan. 29, 2012) of Cogswell Dam and reservoir. He took the west fork bike path to the reservoir.and shot this from a vantage point from above the site.
He asks why the water level appears to be way down. I don’t have an answer, except I know that rainfall totals this season have been down. They are at least 2-3 inches below normal. So perhaps there is less runoff flowing into the reservoir.
Cogswell is one of three reservoirs reachable by Highway 39. The other two are more visible and right off the highway: Morris Dam and San Gabriel Dam. The last time I drove past these two, a few months ago, it seemed like they had plenty of water in them.
Thanks Brad for this shot of Cogswell. ANd please pray for rain!