Friday July 14, 2023

San Francisco Chronicle

More than two-thirds of California’s major water supply reservoirs are more than 90% full as the state’s record snowpack continues to melt, and most are well above their historic average levels for this time of year, according to data from the California Department of Water Resources.

But there’s one major exception: Trinity Lake northwest of Redding (Shasta County), which has yet to exceed 60% of its capacity, and is at just 78% of its historic average.

Trinity Lake, California’s third largest reservoir, has seen its water level steadily climb since the storms that pounded the state last winter, rising from about 20% of its total capacity last fall to 58% as of Tuesday.

But that still lags behind most of the other major water supply reservoirs in the state, including nearby Shasta Lake, which is the largest in the state and is at 91% of its capacity, after nearing 100% last month.

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