Water & Drought

Feb. 18 update: How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers?

Sacramento Bee Staff

Sacramento stories: Auburn cofferdam collapses (February 1986)

This is one in a series of videos looking back at big stories in Sacramento-area history. This one took place on Feb. 18, 1986, when the cofferdam built in preparation for the construction of Auburn Dam collapsed above Folsom Lake.
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This is one in a series of videos looking back at big stories in Sacramento-area history. This one took place on Feb. 18, 1986, when the cofferdam built in preparation for the construction of Auburn Dam collapsed above Folsom Lake.

These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley for Saturday, February 18, 2017. The images are from the California Department of Water Resources’ Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service.

Compare to reservoir and river levels for February 24. For February 23. For February 22. For February 21. For February 17. For February 16, 2017.

RESERVOIR CONDITIONS

ENDING MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

This graph shows California reservoirs, with percentage capacity (the first number) and percentage of historical average (the second number). Updated graphs are available here, at “Selected Reservoirs Daily Graphs.”

 

RIVER STAGES, UPPER SACRAMENTO VALLEY

9 A.M. FEBRUARY 18, 2017

This map shows river stages in feet (Ft). The color of the diamond indicates conditions: Green = Normal conditions. Orange = Above monitor. Red = Above flood. Purple = Above danger. White = Missing data. Updated graphs are available here.

 

RIVER STAGES, LOWER SACRAMENTO VALLEY

9 A.M. FEBRUARY 18, 2017

This map shows river stages in feet (Ft). The color of the diamond indicates conditions: Green = Normal conditions. Orange = Above monitor. Red = Above flood. Purple = Above danger. White = Missing data. Updated graphs are available here.

 
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