California Reservoirs Fail to Fill Up After Weeks of Rain

Most of California’s major reservoirs failed to reach full capacity after more than two weeks of rainstorms, according to the latest data from the state water department.
As of Jan. 23, among the 17 major reservoirs, only the smallest one—the Cachuma Reservoir northwest of Santa Barbara—was nearly full, at about 1.5 times its historical average level, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
The rest were partially filled, ranging from about 30 to 80 percent.
Seven of them were still below their historical average, including the 4.5 million acre-feet Shasta Reservoir—the largest in California, more than 23 times Cachuma’s capacity—at 55 percent….

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