See Key San Joaquin Valley Reservoir at Highest Water Level in Years on Central Valley Tour
San Luis Reservoir expected to fill by April 1
Californians continue to receive optimistic news that parts of the state will see significant drought relief in 2017. One positive development is a strong likelihood that San Luis Reservoir near Los Banos will be full by April 1 – the first time since 2011.
As of Tuesday, the 2 million acre-feet reservoir was at 78 percent of capacity. This is a stark contrast to last August when the reservoir was at its lowest level in 25 years.
The water flowing through the reservoir comes through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from both the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project.
San Luis Reservoir supplies water to both municipal and agricultural customers, including much of the Santa Clara Valley and the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.
On our Central Valley Tour, San Luis Reservoir is our first stop – one of many over the course of three days. We also visit several locations that benefit from it, including farms in Westlands Water District and the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge.
Register here for this educational – and fun – tour. Take advantage of our early bird discount in effect until Feb. 8. For an additional fee, you can receive continuing education credits for the tour.