California’s Two Largest Reservoirs Are Both Over 100% of Historical Average Today

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Lake Shasta looking very full yesterday.
Lake Shasta looking very full yesterday.

California’s two largest reservoirs, Shasta and Oroville, are both well above 100% of historical average today.

  • Lake Shasta = 108% of historical average, 93% of capacity
  • Lake Oroville =¬†116% of historical average, 96% of capacity

Lake Folsom has also gotten in on the above 100% fun and is sitting at 108% of historical average today and 86% of capacity (only 12′ short of being full).

Mid-May to June 1st generally marks the highest these reservoirs will be for the year.  Shasta and Oroville have already reached their max while Folsom is still slowly filling up.

California reservoir water levels. image: nrcs, today
California reservoir water levels. image: nrcs, today

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Lake Oroville looking full yesterday.
Lake Oroville looking full yesterday with Sutter Buttes in the background.
Lake Oroville looking full yesterday.
Lake Oroville looking full yesterday.
Lake Oroville looking excellent yesterday.
Lake Oroville looking excellent yesterday.
Folsom Lake looking good yesterday.
Folsom Lake looking good yesterday.
Folsom Lake is still filling up very slowly. image: today
Folsom Lake is still filling up very slowly. image: today

 


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