State reservoirs nearing historical averages for this time of year


(KRON) — After several weeks of dry weather, heavy rain returned to California and the Bay Area, giving our reservoirs and snow pack a needed boost.

As of early Monday morning, the seven reservoirs used by the East Bay Municipal Utility District are holding a total of just over 600,000 acre feet of water — that’s about 78 percent of full capacity.

The Lafayette Reservoir is currently 69 percent full.

In the South Bay, the Santa Clara Valley Water District reservoirs are on average about 28 percent full.

For San Francisco, Hetch Hetchy reservoir near Yosemite is 68 percent full, but 123 percent of capacity for this time of year.  
In Marin County, the reservoirs are three-quarters full, which is slightly better than this time last year but  a little below the historical average for early January

Statewide, most of California’s big reservoirs are at or near the historical average for this time of year but still have ways to go to reach full capacity.

As for the snow pack in the north, central and southern sierra — the snow levels are below the historical average for January but things are better than this time year ago.



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