From Newsweek90 – Nearly all of California’s major reservoirs saw water level changes after back-to-back atmospheric rivers brought a deluge of rain throughout the state.
After years of drought, several reservoirs in California reached concerningly low water levels in the summer of 2022. However, an abnormally wet winter last year alleviated much of the state’s drought and replenished the lakes. For example, Lake Shasta, the state’s largest reservoir, neared capacity last year. Despite the improvement, many reservoirs still need some recovery, and a slew of atmospheric rivers battering California over the past week have improved water levels across the state. According to data from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), water levels improved at all of the state’s major reservoirs except for Diamond Valley Lake, which remained stable at 93 percent of its capacity. (more)