Tag Archive for: California Water Storage

Lake Tahoe Expected to Fill for First Time in Years

Lake Tahoe is expected to fill up for the first time in five years, courtesy of recent and unusually wet winters. The lake last filled up in June 2019, but snowmelt should be sufficient to fill it this spring, according to a United States Department of Agriculture report released this month.

Lake Oroville, One of California’s Largest Water Reservoirs, is Full for the 2nd Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Lake Oroville, one of California’s largest reservoirs, is at full capacity.

California May Have to Release Water From Reservoirs

Alate season winter storm bringing up to 24 inches of snow to the Sierra Nevada mountains this weekend could prompt California water officials to release water from some of the state’s reservoirs for flood prevention.

California’s Sites Reservoir is in its water rights stage. Here’s what we know

The conversation surrounding California’s water continues. The Sites Reservoir project has a price tag of $4 billion and is funded by local, state and federal dollars.

Dramatic Before-and-After Images Show How Much Water California Reservoirs Have Accumulated

With the winter storm season ramping up, rainfall across the state has begun to refill reservoirs. By Tuesday, water reservoirs were at about 64% capacity, well above the 30-year average of 55% for the month of December. After last year’s historically wet winter, many of California’s largest water stores were at or near capacity during the summer months of 2023.

As Storms Arrive in California, Reservoirs Are in Good Shape. But the Water Forecast is Murky

As forecasts tease California with rainstorms this week, the state’s reservoirs are already flush with water.

It’s a big departure from a year ago: The state’s major reservoirs — which store water collected mostly from rivers in the northern portion of the state  — are in good shape, with levels at 124% of average. In late 2022, bathtub rings of dry earth lined lakes that had collectively dipped to about two-thirds of average — until heavy winter storms in January filled many of them almost to the brim.

Where’s Our Water? A Look at California’s Storage Problem

In 2014, California voters passed a proposition using $7.5 billion dollars in state funds to expand water storage capacity. Nearly 10 years later, people say not much has come from the vote. The main focus on their minds is the failure to expand Shasta Dam.

Kern County Congressman David Valadao (R-CA) has authored legislation that makes it easier for Shasta to receive federal funding.