Raging waters on Highway 108 corridor

Photo by Tracy Barbutes Kurt Mahaney casts a line into the Stanislaus River from a bridge near Kennedy Meadows along Hwy 108 on Monday, July 3, 2017. Mahaney said he hadn't seen anyone else fishing in the area, likely because the water is still quite high. Mahaney, who worked at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown for 25 years, is now retired. He keeps a trailer at Dardanelle Resort and spends several days a week camping and fishing in the area.

The Middle Fork Stanislaus River along the Highway 108 corridor is raging with the heat wave melting the historic Sierra Nevada snowpack. The heavy water flow makes fishing difficult but anglers have been making the effort since Sonora Pass opened.