They usually empty the canals here in Blythe and the river goes pretty much empty on Jan 1. This year the canals didn't start dropping until the 2nd and the River was low but higher than it had been in a month or more on the first and second. It's the 3rd now and the river is a little lower but still holding. Anybody know what's going on? I am thinking if they don't drop it this year like they all do we may get better fishing out of it next year!