Amazing before and after pictures: California tank from empty to 100% full

In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, a man fishes at the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County, California.  The Department of Water Resources on Friday, June 30, 2017, warned people not to swim or swim in reservoirs.  Eating the fish out of the water due to the presence of blue green algae.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

In the year A man fishes at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County in 2015. California’s fifth-largest reservoir is one of several that have filled following a wet winter. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

California’s water reservoirs were in focus Rainy months and the The end of the drought In most states.

Abundant water is overflowing. Several major reservoirsA dangerously low water level has been observed.

Among them, the San Luis Reservoir basin, which sat on the 11th of December, is now 98% full.

The reservoir, California’s fifth largest, is located near Los Banos in Merced County and stores water for Government water project. After a dramatic reversal, it sits at 114% of its historical average.

The photo on the left shows the San Luis Reservoir on March 20, 2022, when the water level is less than half capacity. On the right, the reservoir lost more water on July 13 as warm weather dried out the landscape.

The reservoir continued to lose water during the summer and autumn, eventually reaching 25% of its capacity by November and December.

A year ago, before less winter rains fell, the San Luis reservoir had dropped to a staggering 10% in November 2021.

But this year is a different story.

The rivers in the atmosphere provide rain and snow in an amazing way Record the ice bag in the plotResurrection of Lake Oroville And dangerous floods in the state.

The photo on the left is the same as the one above – the San Luis Reservoir in 1998. On July 13, 2022. Conversely, the image to the right from March 25 shows how the landscape looked. It turned from brown to greenAnd the water level has increased significantly.

Most of them State reservoirs They are now at or above their historical average.

In the year As of March 28, the state’s reservoirs stood at about 73% capacity, higher than the 30-year average of 69% in March.

This story appeared first Los Angeles Times.

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