The Mariposa Creek overflows its banks and floods a section of Highway 59 in Merced County on Jan. 12. Storm runoff from the creek is used to replenish groundwater at the El Nido recharge basin.
The Mariposa Creek overflows its banks and floods a section of Highway 59 in Merced County on Jan. 12. Storm runoff from the creek is used to replenish groundwater at the El Nido recharge basin. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com
The Mariposa Creek overflows its banks and floods a section of Highway 59 in Merced County on Jan. 12. Storm runoff from the creek is used to replenish groundwater at the El Nido recharge basin. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com

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