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Before and After Images: The Impact of Recent Rain on Three California Reservoirs

30 Jan 2017, 12:43 pm

U.S. Drought Monitor: Over 40% of the state is no longer in a drought.

After powerful storms slammed regions of California, some waterways are seeing increased levels. Approximately 42 percent of the state is out of the drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Roughly 34 percent of the state is drought-free, while 7 percent is “abnormally dry.” (Full graphic below)

Folsom Lake

  • Current Storage: 409,545 AF
  • 42% of Total Capacity
  • 81% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • Total Capacity: 977,000 AF
  • Avg. Storage for Jan 29: 505,820 AF

(Data as of Midnight: January 29, 2017)

Lake Shasta

 

  • Current Storage: 3,589,145 AF
  • 79% of Total Capacity
  • 117% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • Total Capacity: 4,552,000 AF
  • Avg. Storage for Jan 29: 3,056,296 AF

(Data as of Midnight: January 29, 2017)

San Luis Reservoir

  • Current Storage: 1,674,986 AF
  • 82% of Total Capacity
  • 105% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • Total Capacity: 2,041,000 AF
  • Avg. Storage for Jan 29: 1,593,072 AF

(Data as of Midnight: January 29, 2017)

US Drought Monitor 

 

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