Wednesday April 27, 2022

Gold Country Media

With the help of a few spring storms, the dismal outlook on the state’s water supply is splashing with a bit more positivity this week as the Folsom Lake levels have made a significant rise.

As of Tuesday, Folsom Lake had risen to 75 percent of capacity and 103 percent of average for this time of year. In addition to the current rise in the lake level, several feet of fresh snow in the Sierra have brought additional snowpack to the region, where levels had dropped to 30 percent the first week of April.
“The particular storm of this past week increased the rain and snow over northern California by about five to 10 percent,” said Jim Mathews with the National Weather Service.

While the news gave specialists such as Mathews some brighter news to share this week, he stressed that despite the extra precipitation to the area and the rise in waters, the area is still lacking when it comes to the season’s overall totals and watershed.

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