Wednesday Top of the Scroll: California rain is 132% of average right now. What’s next?
After an atmospheric river unleashed a torrent of rain over Northern California in October, the state saw another moisture-rich system in November and then a parade of storms across December. With a wet start this season, the rivers are rushing, the waterfalls flowing and the reservoirs beginning to rise. The snowpack is signaling a remarkable turnaround after two dry seasons. The Hyatt Power Plant is back online at Lake Oroville after it was forced to shut down due to historic low reservoir levels in August. … This is all promising, but the drought is not over.
- Reno Gazette Journal: December’s record snowfall - The drought persists, but there’s good news, too
- Capitol Weekly: After recent wet spell, thoughts turning anew to storage
- Paso Robles Daily News: Local lake, river and creek water levels rise thanks to recent storms