Northern California Reservoirs at 130 percent of normal

In northern California, water districts around these reservoirs are at 130% of their historical norm and only 0,4″ shy of the average total for the entire water year that ends Sept. 30th:

California Water Supply-15 Mar 2016 - NWS

California Water Supply-15 Mar 2016 – NWS

Lakes Shasta, Oroville, and Folsom in California are at or exceeding historical averages for this date after this last weekend’s storms:

Thanks to H.B. Schmidt for these links

6 thoughts on “Northern California Reservoirs at 130 percent of normal”

  1. However the ground has not absorbed much because of being to dry for so long. Much of the supply is run off. The snow pack will help but the ground still needs to absorb more water for the slow release later. Use it wisely? forgot this is kalifornia, wise use is a conflict of interest.

  2. The water levels in the Northern California Reservoirs has increased significantly, but it is not the Reservoirs that are at 130% of normal, it is the rain fall.
    Shasta is at about 60%
    Orville is at about 40%
    Folsom is at about 30%
    Significant increases in water levels and they maybe at full capacity by the end of the rainy season and with the snow run off. It happens after every drought in California. “It will take 7 years of normal rainfall to fill the reservoirs. End of first year there is worries of Dams overflowing”.

    1. 🙂 sounds so much like flim flannery downunder
      it will hardly rain again
      and what does fall wont soak into the hard ground
      and then?
      we flooded and had ripper seasons

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