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Storm Has No Effect On Reservoir Levels, California Drought

by Brandon Mercer
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(Credit: Brandon Mercer, CBS SF)

(Credit: Brandon Mercer, CBS SF)

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FOLSOM (CBS SF) — Despite clouds, rain, slick roads, and snow down to lake level in Tahoe, the precipitation on Tuesday and Wednesday had little or no effect on reservoirs, with Folsom Lake reporting higher water levels before the storms than after.

The water level on Wednesday, January 22nd was
358.41 feet above sea level. A week later, water levels were at 357.41, exactly one foot lower, despite the storms.

KPIX 5 Meteorologist Roberta Gonzales said the Bay Area would need 70 more storms like this one to make up for the lack of rain this season.

RELATED: Full Drought Coverage

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