North State lake levels continue to lag

Jan 20, 2015 7:00 PM by News Staff

Thanks to heavy rain the first few weeks of December, North State lake levels got a nice boost, but after a few weeks of rapidly rising levels, inflows into Lake Oroville and Shasta Lakes have slowed as of late.

A dry January has left Lake Oroville at just 40 percent of capacity, with the lake at 720 feet above sea level. Lake Oroville should be around 62 percent full this time of year.

Shasta Lake is still only 43 percent full with the lake level at just 954 feet. Lake Shasta should be about 66 percent full in a normal year.


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