Water & Drought

Feb. 22 update: How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers?

Effects of heavy winter storms are seen and felt throughout California

From the southern part of the state, through its midsection and on into the north, heavy winter storms have caused plenty of damage and concern. Images from various segments of California illustrate the blows landed by the ongoing harsh weather.
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From the southern part of the state, through its midsection and on into the north, heavy winter storms have caused plenty of damage and concern. Images from various segments of California illustrate the blows landed by the ongoing harsh weather.

These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley for Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The images are from the California Department of Water Resources’ Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service.

Compare reservoir and river levels for February 24. For February 23. For February 21. For February 18. For February 17. For February 16, 2017.

RESERVOIR CONDITIONS

ENDING MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 21, 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

2 P.M. FEBRUARY 22, 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

2 P.M. FEBRUARY 22, 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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