Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are behind in our average rainfall to date by at least 5 inches. For the city of San Francisco this equates to nearly a fourth of the seasonal total of 'bout 22 inches. Redwood Creek, a few miles north, flowing down through Redwood Canyon's Muir Woods National Monument is still running (just) though this year's salmon run is very likely doomed without a turn in this pattern of unseasonably dry weather. Various agencies here have spent a great deal of time and financial expediture to re-establish the creek to a pre-development era so as to make this creek, one of the few last remaining Coho salmon and Steelhead trout runs, a more viable habitat. Surely this year's pitiful rainfall at this crucial juncture in the season is a heartfelt disappointment felt by many.