Miraculous Transformation: California Reservoir Full Again

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

California's reservoirs have been in the spotlight following months of precipitation and the end of the drought in much of the state.

A surplus of water has filled several major reservoirs, which had seen perilously low water levels.

Among them is the San Luis Reservoir, which sat at just one-quarter of its capacity on Dec. 1. The basin is now 98% full.

The reservoir, California's fifth-largest, is located near Los Banos in Merced County and supplies water to the State Water Project.

Atmospheric rivers have delivered incredible amounts of rain and snow, bringing record snowpack in the Sierra, the resurrection of Lake Oroville and dangerous flooding across the state.

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