Reservoirs Are Getting A Big Boost From Miracle March

Reservoirs Are Getting A Big Boost From Miracle March
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Los Angeles Times

In the last few weeks, so much rain has fallen in Northern California recently that federal officials have done what would have been unthinkable a year ago. They opened the spill gates at Folsom Lake and let precious water tumble into the American River as a precaution against — of all things — flooding. A series of storms during this “Miracle March” has caused Folsom and two of its neighbors, Lake Oroville and Shasta Lake, to swell. The massive reservoirs are at above-average levels for the first time since the spring of 2013. But experts say subsequent reports of the drought’s demise have been exaggerated. With the state’s most-telling snowpack measurement less than two weeks away, California can boast little more …

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