All photos by Lauren Spates
Tommy and his dog, WaylonGuerneville resident Tommy and his dog, Waylon, enjoy the Russian River during a break in the rain.
Highland Dell hotel The iconic Highland Dell hotel sits high and dry over the Russian River in Monte Rio.
The Monte Rio Theater Under new management since 2022, The Monte Rio Theater and Extravaganza staff prepared sandbags to protect the spruced-up lobby.
Tommy and his dog, WaylonThe lower Russian River rises underneath the Monte Rio bridge as the increased flow from the atmospheric river drains from the watershed toward the Pacific Ocean.
The Russian RiverThe Russian River is high as it heads downriver, passing under the Monte Rio bridge toward Duncan's Mills.
Tommy and his dog, WaylonThe riverbed is flooded here in Monte Rio, just east of the Monte Rio bridge, on a beach that during the summer hosts a snack bar and kayak and canoe rentals.
Bohemian Avenue in Monte Rio.Rain has been pooling in low lying areas off the river, including this spot on Bohemian Avenue in Monte Rio.
RedwoodsYoung, spindly redwoods can wreak havoc under high winds like those from this atmospheric river.
Tommy and his dog, WaylonA rogue trailer with a hodgepodge of belongings sits abandoned on Bohemian Avenue in Monte Rio.
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