Lakes filling, waterfalls flowing after rain

Feb 12, 2015 12:09 PM by News Staff

Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta are rising following recent rains, and some California waterfalls are near-peak flow.

One of the most significant rises is Lake Mendocino. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that the lake is at 97 percent storage capacity following last weekend's deluge. Officials say the lake had gained 8,000 acre-feet of water since Friday and had a good chance of surpassing the threshold with continued runoff from recent storms.

While there is still a ways to go, Lake Oroville has risen 16 feet, Shasta Lake is up 17 feet and Trinity Lake is up 20 feet since Friday.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley and the Big Basin Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains are flush. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a new lake-record rainbow trout was caught at Los Vaqueros Reservoir and all eight lakes in Marin County are topped out to their brims.

The Associated Press Contributed to this Report


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