California reservoirs filling quickly from steady storms

California reservoirs filling quickly from steady storms

The recent series of storms that have drenched the Bay Area and other parts of California are having a significant impact on the state’s reservoirs.

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45 Responses

  1. Joey Jamison says:

    A memorable line by Johnny Carson from a number of years ago:
    “Good news, the mudslides have put out the brush fires!”

  2. C says:

    The drought has been scary so I’m glad that the reservoirs are getting to better levels, but I’m very sorry to see so many people’s homes, businesses, and cars affected by the floods. The loss of life has been especially tragic.


    I’ve lived here my whole life and this has always been the way the weather has been, extremely dry years like in the 70’s followed by extremely wet years like the 80’s all the way up until now. The only difference between then and now is the population has gone from 20 million to 40 million and we’ve only built a few small reservoirs for all those people’s needs.

    • Bob Mariano says:

      That’s what happens when you get a bunch of do nothing Dems running CA ….god luck 👍🤛

    • Sergio Kieri says:

      @Charles Hall it doesn’t because the majority of that time in an ice age was without human inhabitants, and even the timeframe that had humans and was cool supported a fraction of the population today. The other issue is the timescale of the rising temperature, plants and animals have time to adapt or migrate from warming that takes millions of years. Trees don’t have legs so sudden cooling pushes them out without an easy way to flee a mountain top. Look at the experts recent call to pay more attention to the loss of biodiversity.

      Warming causes problems, human engineering problems where we need to design more robust systems but even problems to the cycles on the planet. There are cycles that can not be replaced if we destroy them.

    • Charles Hall says:

      @Sergio Kieri the world has an odd way of evening things out.

    • Charles Hall says:

      @Sergio Kieri i dont disagree with you.fossil fuels accelerate global warming no question.we should be more concerned about the level of carcinogen they produce as we poison ourselves.leaded gasoline was used even in 🇺🇸 until 1996.point being the earth is a living entity.of which has a historical limit as far as sea rise and temp. The earth in fact for last 500 thousand years has spent 75 percent of its time in an ice age.sea levels in the past have been much higher than currently.burning fossil fuel gets us there quicker no question.but the endpoint remains the same.

    • Sergio Kieri says:

      @Charles Hall it isn’t without question it is something we have noticed about greenhouse gasses since the 1890’s, we are warming our atmosphere. I think it’s fine to ignore it as long as you and your progeny take responsibility when it all goes south. When the world can’t support the people on it anymore the deniers should be the first thrown overboard.

  4. Jake Moeller says:

    The moisture is great news here in northern Arizona, also! More, please!!

  5. jacobrod98 says:

    Sad all the destruction its causing, but hopefully this rain will do us good in the long run.

    • Homesteadchrish says:

      @Adam Macer I’m not over saying i do know what i’m talking about. I still can’t verify that you do though. I’ll see the train and i’ll still have positive attitude. That’s because i’ll finally be free of this wretched world full of pessimistic sky people like yourself. Life sucks enough dickhead can’t control that. But u can control ur outlook and opinions, even more so you can choose to keep it to yourself. The world sucks that’s nothing new, but dummy’s like you make it worse spreading your negative opinions on platforms that get hella exposure.

    • Gq_ONE says:

      You got to lose some to win some

    • Adam Macer says:

      @Homesteadchrish JHC, meteorologists are weathermen not climatologists – big difference.. You don’t know, but it’s clear that you REALLY don;t know what you’re talking about. I’d rather be real than tra-la-la – you won’t even see the train coming..

    • Homesteadchrish says:

      @Adam Macer Lol okay, how tf do i know u know what ur talking about. What’s ur credentials ? Even our greatest meteorologists can’t predict it. So ur choosing to have a pessimistic attitude with ur assumptions. Just keep living life like that and spreading negativity tho ! I’m sure it’s a good way to live

    • Plen122 says:

      @Protector K9 as designed

  6. Jeff Morse says:

    I feel bad for those affected by flooding (my old neighborhood in Merced was evacuated today from Bear Creek overflowing), but it is so nice to see this rain. Its really heartening to see Oroville 85% of normal plus all the snowback in the mountains above it. Its the state water project’s biggest.

    • Jeff Morse says:

      @Kevin Kaaz Its not in the California State Water Project run by DWR. Shasta is the largest reservoir in the state, but not part of that system. Oroville is.

    • Photon Jones says:

      @Tired American He said 85 percent of normal, as in, normal for this date, which is nowhere near capacity, capiche?

    • Kevin Kaaz says:

      Oroville is the second largest to Shasta.

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ says:

      Repent to Jesus Christ “God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—”
      ‭‭Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Greg Jones says:

      Well they are going to have to repair the areas of California affected by the floods. Except California has negative money and Biden allowed $1.7 trillion to go to Ukraine! or at least a very useful cause!…

  7. artsy gala says:

    Despite all this rain, it’s going to take years to replenish the aquifers that have been pumped dry by farms in the Central Valley.

  8. Kaby Summit says:

    “This amount of water is a staggering punch to the relentless draught”
    Great reporting Tom! Feels like I’m watching Rocky coming back from beatings and lands a big knock out against Apollo or Drago

  9. Bw Bacon says:

    Nice to see good news reported in spite of the devastation.

    • Bw Bacon says:

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ religion is the bane of mankind. Step out of the dark ages and into the 21st century.

    • echung says:

      @jerry s Exactly, just because we’re not in a drought now because of the storm doesn’t mean we’re out of the weeds just yet. It’s still the winter rain season where we are supposed to be getting rain. The worst is still to come. These storms brought us materials to work with, now it’s up to us to continue doing our part.

    • jerry s says:

      ​@Repent and believe in Jesus Christ What does religion have to do with this? God has no place here. We are destroying our own home. Greedy and unimaginative people and ignorant people are ruining our environment, our home. Most people on this planet are not taking the initiative to change it for what would be a better place to live. Complacency, power and greed control our lives. We have the ability to change it. Are you contributing to the practical clean up of our idiocy? Or are you just waiting for Jesus.?

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ says:

      Repent to Jesus Christ “God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—”
      ‭‭Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • jerry s says:

      Good news yes. Still have to prepare for more hot and dry weather. Conserve, make smart choices for water conservation. Extremely dry and hot conditions all of a sudden becomes a delusion, something ain’t right here.

  10. Steven Haff says:

    Wonderful news. Stay safe everyone.

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