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|August 24, 2019|
Winter storms replenishing stateís reservoirs
SACRAMENTO Ė (INT) - Predicted deliveries of water along the State Water Project this year are increasing, but not much. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) predicts it can meet 15 percent of allocations. Thatís up from Decemberís 10 percent estimate.
California, however, is not in a drought.
Recent winter storms have boosted most of the stateís major reservoirs to historical averages or above for this time of year.
Currently, Lake Oroville is at 59 percent of average for this time of year.
Several reservoirs serving the San Joaquin Valley are near or above 100 percent of their averages for this time of year.
In Southern California, Castaic Lake is 94 percent of average.
Story Date: February 19, 2019