Friday January 6, 2023


It has been a very wet week across Northern California.

Since Dec. 30, downtown Sacramento has measured over 4 inches of rain. Many locations in the Foothills picked up 8 to 12 inches in that same timeframe.

All of that rain has been flowing into reservoirs around the region and storage levels continue to rise.

As of Thursday morning, inflows into Lake Shasta were around 7,400 cfs with storage levels increasing by about 11,000 acre-feet. Lake Shasta is California’s largest reservoir with a total capacity of over 4 million acre-feet. It is currently at 34% of capacity.

Farther south, Lake Oroville’s storage increased by more than 21,000 acre-feet. Oroville is now at 39% of its total capacity which is 74% of the average for today’s date.

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