From FOX 40 – California’s second-largest reservoir has reached total capacity after a historical year for snowfall, with a large snowpack still left in the Sierra Nevada, according to the California Department of Water

In a dramatic transformation, Lake Oroville has gone from a lake elevation of around 782 feet at the start of June 2022 to its maximum height of nearly 900 feet on Friday. This is the first time since February 2017 that Lake Oroville has reached or exceeded its total capacity. It is the first since June and July of 2019 that the like has seen a summertime capacity of nearly 100 percent. As of Friday, Lake Oroville is storing about 3.52 million-acre-feet-of-water (AF) behind Oroville Dam. The main spillway continues releasing water into the Feather River to allow for continued storage space. (more)