Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Charts show where California reservoir totals stand after the atmospheric river
This weekend’s atmospheric river brought record-breaking amounts of rain to drought-plagued California. But they didn’t give the state’s water supply much of a boost, data shows. The state Department of Water Resources compared the amount of water in select reservoirs across the state as of midnight Oct. 25 to the capacity of each reservoir and to historic levels for the same date. The data shows that, even after all of Sunday and Monday’s rainfall, many of California’s largest reservoirs are still holding less water than the historic level for this time of year.
- Washington Post: California got a lot of rain, but not nearly enough to end the drought
- Action News Now – Chico: Shasta Lake Rises Nearly 3 Feet In A Week
CBS 8 – San Diego: Monday’s rain just a start when it comes to tackling California drought
- San Francisco Chronicle: Rain gave Marin reservoirs a big boost. Here’s exactly how much
- Los Angeles Times: California rains break all-time records, spurring floods and mudslides
- SJV Sun: Amid Valley’s Monday downpour, drought relief is flushed out to the Pacific. Here’s how much left.
- AccuWeather: How much rain does Calif. need to turn around the drought? A lot
- Los Angeles Times: Fire season still a threat to Southern California despite rains