Tuesday, March 31, 2009

California water update: March 31

Here's where it stands:

March rainfall
Here’s how selected California cities finished the month and where their precipitation totals stand for the season, according to the National Weather Service. Totals are as of Tuesday, March 31:
Redding (airport): month to date 1.15 inches (normal 5.03); season to date 18.51 inches (normal 28.65)
Sacramento (airport): month to date 2.09 inches (normal 2.74); season to date 13.30 inches (normal 16.12)
Modesto: month to date 0.70 inches (normal 2.25); season to date 6.90 inches (normal 11.48)
Salinas: month to date 1.79 inches (normal 2.25); season to date 10.91 inches (normal 11.55)
Fresno: month to date 0.24 inches (normal 2.15); season to date 6.39 inches (normal 9.80)
Bakersfield: month to date 0.36 inches (normal 1.38); season to date 4.13 inches (normal 5.65)

Reservoir levels
Here are the percentages of capacity for California reservoirs as of midnight Monday, March 30, according to the Department of Water Resources California Data Exchange Center:
Trinity Lake: 49 percent
Shasta Lake: 63 percent
Lake Oroville: 56 percent
New Bullards Bar Reservoir: 80 percent
Folsom Lake: 76 percent
New Melones Reservoir: 53 percent
Lake McClure: 39 percent
Millerton Lake: 75 percent
Pine Flat Reservoir: 35 percent
Lake Isabella: 25 percent
San Luis Reservoir: 49 percent

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