Friday May 12, 2023

CBS Bay Area

There has been a lot of attention on the parts of California that saw a huge winter. One example is the Tulare Lake basin, which has flooded again as the southern Sierra snowpack melts.

Just about all of the state’s reservoirs are now near full. Shasta and Oroville, the two largest, are both well above their historical averages.

Trinity Lake, however, is one Northern California reservoir where all the rain and snow hasn’t quite added up. 

Trinity is at just 39 percent capacity — just half its historical average. It’s a reservoir that works a bit differently from others but the people living there think they missed out on this winter and they’re not happy about it.

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