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Recent California Water News


Reservoir Operations

Jan 20, 2019

Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations leave 2 billion gallons more water in Lake Mendocino after rains: “Heavy rains this week left Lake Mendocino, the North Bay region’s second-largest reservoir, with an extra 2 billion gallons of water that until now officials would have been obliged to release into the Russian River and eventually the Pacific Ocean.  With less than an inch of rain expected over the weekend and a subsequent long dry spell beginning next week, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to retain the water, enough for nearly 50,000 people for a year.  “We’re in new territory,” said Nick Malasavage, chief of operations and readiness at the Army Corps office in San Francisco. “We’re excited.” … ”  Read more from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat here:  Lake Mendocino now can hold 22 billion gallons of water, most since its creation in 1958