Though there really isn't a bright side to a whole section of San Jose being flooded by the overflow of Coyote Creek, causing major damage to homes and businesses, the source of all that water, the Anderson Dam's wide-open floodgates have created a magnificent waterfall cascading from the Anderson Reservoir spillway in Morgan Hill. CBS 5 brings us this chopper footage of the waterfall from Wednesday, showing the powerful flow of water from the reservoir.
The spillway was put into action on Saturday for the first time in 11 years when the reservoir, which is approved only to stay at 60% capacity for seismic reasons, reached 100.4% of capacity.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said earlier that he believed something had gone awry, though it was still unclear what, to cause Coyote Creek to create this much damage. "There’s no question in my mind there was a failure of some kind," he said.