The Department of Water Resources says California begins a new water year with significantly more water in storage than the previous year thanks to above average snow and precipitation.
Lake Oroville, which is the State Water Project’s largest reservoir, is currently at 102% of average compared to just 62% of average at this time last year.
Shasta Lake, the Central Valley Project’s largest reservoir, is at 126% of average compared to 88% of average last year.
San Luis Reservoir, the largest off-stream reservoir in the United States where water is stored for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project is at 132% of average compared to 117% of average last year.
The water year runs from October 1st to September 30th.