NorCal Reservoirs Approaching Capacity with more Snow in Sierra

Picture reflects lake levels as of 5/6/19, before latest storms. From KCRA3 News With more rain and snow in the forecast this week, managers continue to release water from Northern California reservoirs.

Most lakes in the northern half of the state are approaching capacity with significant runoff still pouring in from the snowcapped Sierra crest. On Tuesday morning, Folsom Lake was at 95% of capacity and 118% of average for this time of year. The lake’s elevation was at 461.63 feet above sea level at 2 a.m. Tuesday, just 4.37 feet below the lake’s rim. Water was being released at nearly the same rate it was coming in to maintain the current water level. (more)

https://www.kcra.com/article/lake-levels-may-northern-california/27540666

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