Mark DuBois look at a photo of himself chained to a rock in the Stanislaus River Canyon below Parrotts Ferry as he tried to stop the filling of New Melones Reservoir in May 1979. He spent more than four days hiding from authorities before the water stopped rising and he knew it wouldn't reach the 808-foot (above sea level) elevation that year. The reservoir filled three years later, though, and a stretch of the river popular with whitewater rafters and nature enthusiasts disappeared, except in years like 2015, when the old Parrotts Ferry Bridge is out of the water due to the drought and other factors. DuBois is pictured Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Stanislaus River Archive Center Museum in Sonora, Calif.
Mark DuBois look at a photo of himself chained to a rock in the Stanislaus River Canyon below Parrotts Ferry as he tried to stop the filling of New Melones Reservoir in May 1979. He spent more than four days hiding from authorities before the water stopped rising and he knew it wouldn't reach the 808-foot (above sea level) elevation that year. The reservoir filled three years later, though, and a stretch of the river popular with whitewater rafters and nature enthusiasts disappeared, except in years like 2015, when the old Parrotts Ferry Bridge is out of the water due to the drought and other factors. DuBois is pictured Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Stanislaus River Archive Center Museum in Sonora, Calif. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com
Mark DuBois look at a photo of himself chained to a rock in the Stanislaus River Canyon below Parrotts Ferry as he tried to stop the filling of New Melones Reservoir in May 1979. He spent more than four days hiding from authorities before the water stopped rising and he knew it wouldn't reach the 808-foot (above sea level) elevation that year. The reservoir filled three years later, though, and a stretch of the river popular with whitewater rafters and nature enthusiasts disappeared, except in years like 2015, when the old Parrotts Ferry Bridge is out of the water due to the drought and other factors. DuBois is pictured Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Stanislaus River Archive Center Museum in Sonora, Calif. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com

Water war of yore still resonates with New Melones protester

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