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|May 29, 2017|
Water supply deliveries rise to best in years
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Allocations for water deliveries along the State Water Project have been ramped up to the highest level in 11-years.
The State Department of Water Resources (DWR) says water suppliers will get 100 percent for contractors north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and 85 percent of requests for those south of there.
The improvements come as the DWR says never in the past 100 years has so much precipitation fallen in the Northern Sierra in a water year. The Tulare Basin, often called ground zero of California’s five-year drought has recorded 178 percent of the amount of precipitation that normally falls by this date during an average water year.
The snow water equivalent of California’s snowpack is far above average throughout the Sierra Nevada -- 176 percent of the April 13th average.
Story Date: April 21, 2017