Heavy rain helps North State lake levels

Dec 12, 2014 2:02 AM by News Staff

In the midst of a major drought, the North State has been hit especially hard by a powerful storm, and while no single storm can end California's drought, it can't hurt.

Three North State lakes have certainly reaped the benefits of today's rainy conditions. In the last 24 hours Lake Oroville has risen six feet while Shasta Lake and Trinity Lake have risen nine feet and seven feet respectively.

Just a few days ago the North State made world news when a photo of drought stricken Lake Oroville was named as one of TIME Magazine's top 10 photos of 2014.

Most of the valley picked up three to four inches of rain today, and although it won't get California out of a drought, it is at least a move towards ending this historic dry spell.


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