North State water levels begin to rise

Dec 17, 2015 12:12 PM by News Staff

Water levels in North State reservoirs are starting to rise, and officials are confident they’ve reached their lowest point of the year.

Lake Oroville currently sits at 26 percent of capacity, and has risen about four feet in the past seven days, according to the Department of Water Resources.

Oroville’s lowest level ever recorded was on September 7, 1977 when storage was at 24.9 percent of capacity.

Oroville is the second largest reservoir in the region, supplying cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles with water used for drinking, irrigation, and even fighting fires.


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