Friday Top of the Scroll: In a disastrous drought, a grim milestone: California could see its first big reservoir run dry
Lake Mendocino, once a plentiful reservoir nourishing the vines and villas of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, today is little more than a large pond, cowering beneath the coastal hills. … State officials warn that Lake Mendocino could be the first major reservoir in modern times to go dry. While rain over the past few weeks has lifted the lake above its October low, the reservoir, a few miles northeast of Ukiah, remains at less than 20% capacity. Officials worry that the looming wet winter season won’t bring enough inflow to meet next year’s water demands.
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- iHeart Media: Largest Reservoirs In Northern California Sitting Below Historic Averages
- ABC 10 – Sacramento: Drought Monitor shows slight improvement for California
- The Aggie: October storm sets new records for single-day rainfall after years-long dry spell