Rains Provide Enough Water For Two Years

January 28, 2008

Rainfall and runoff during the series of January storms have raised the levels of Nacimiento and San Antonio reservoirs to provide enough water supply in the Salinas Valley for the next two years, according to Curtis Weeks, general manager of the county Water Resources Agency.

Weeks said the Nacimiento Reservoir level rose 12 feet, increasing water storage to about 180,000 acre-feet, or about 50 percent of the lake’s capacity from the storms last weekend. Also, San Antonio Reservoir came up almost 3 feet, increasing its storage to more than 200,000 acre-feet.

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