California reservoir update, January 16, 2023

Nearly three weeks of non-stop rain have dramatically increased the water levels at California lakes and reservoirs bringing the state out of what was considered an extreme drought prior to Christmas.

Shasta has increased from 32% of capacity to 51% of capacity in 3 weeks.
Oroville increased from 30% to 56% of capacity
Folsom increased from 30% to 51% of capacity.
New Melones increased from 26% to 37% of capacity

Comparison between December 25, 2022, and January 15, 2023

Numbers and photos from the CA Department of Water Resources

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