Rising Reservoirs Bring Hope

Rising Reservoirs Bring Hope

Weekends storms left an impact on local reservoirs, but Doug Carlson, an information officer with the Department of Water Resources, warns it's not time to dance in the rain yet, though things at Folsom Lake are looking up.

Lake Folsom added 3,000 acre-feet of water and went from 32 percent to 35 percent of normal this weekend.

Similar totals were reported at Lake Oroville, with about 22,000 acre feet of water added this weekend.

While that may sound like a lot of water, it only brings water totals from 54 percent to 55 percent of normal, though you might notice a slight rise in lake levels.

Because of warm temperatures in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, some of what fell as snow this weekend has already begun to melt and will continue to flow into the area reservoirs.

Forecasters hope this marks the beginning a much needed extended wet weather period.

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