Wednesday, March 18, 2009

California drought update: Rain on the way?

Here's what's been happening:

Rain on the way?
The National Weather Service predicts another rainstorm is headed for parts of California on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday. Here’s what we’ve received for the month as of Tuesday, March 17:
Redding (airport): month to date 1.07 inches (normal 2.92); season to date 18.43 inches (normal 26.54)
Sacramento (airport): month to date 2.05 inches (normal 1.66); season to date 13.26 inches (normal 15.04)
Modesto: month to date 0.49 inches (normal 1.30); season to date 6.69 inches (normal 10.53)
Salinas: month to date 1.48 inches (normal 1.31); season to date 10.60 inches (normal 10.61)
Fresno: month to date 0.18 inches (normal 1.26); season to date 6.33 inches (normal 8.91)
Bakersfield: month to date 0.20 inches (normal 0.80); season to date 3.98 inches (normal 5.07)

Reservoir levels
Here are the percentages of capacity for California reservoirs as of midnight Monday, March 16, according to the Department of Water Resources California Data Exchange Center:
Trinity Lake: 46 percent
Shasta Lake: 57 percent
Lake Oroville: 50 percent
New Bullards Bar Reservoir: 73 percent
Folsom Lake: 67 percent
New Melones Reservoir: 84 percent
Lake McClure: 36 percent
Millerton Lake: 68 percent
Pine Flat Reservoir: 32 percent
Lake Isabella: 24 percent
San Luis Reservoir: 46 percent

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