These dams loom large in Northern California's water world

Northern California has several significant dams that represent important parts of the state's water management and flood-control projects. These dams are some of the key structures on important streams and rivers.
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Northern California has several significant dams that represent important parts of the state's water management and flood-control projects. These dams are some of the key structures on important streams and rivers.
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Water & Drought

Feb. 17 update: How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers?

Sacramento Bee Staff

February 17, 2017 11:31 AM

These three graphs show key California reservoir conditions and river stages for the upper and lower Sacramento Valley for Friday, February 17, 2017. The images are from the California Department of Water Resources’ Data Exchange Center and the National Weather Service.

Compare to reservoir and river levels for February 24. For February 23. For February 22. For February 21. For February 18. For February 16, 2017.

RESERVOIR CONDITIONS

ENDING MIDNIGHT, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

This graph shows California reservoirs, with percentage capacity (the first number) and percentage of historical average (the second number). Updated graphs are available here, at “Selected Reservoirs Daily Graphs.”

 

RIVER STAGES, UPPER SACRAMENTO VALLEY

10 A.M. FEBRUARY 17, 2017

This map shows river stages in feet (Ft). The color of the diamond indicates conditions: Green = Normal conditions. Orange = Above monitor. Red = Above flood. Purple = Above danger. White = Missing data. Updated graphs are available here.

 

RIVER STAGES, LOWER SACRAMENTO VALLEY

10 A.M. FEBRUARY 17, 2017

This map shows river stages in feet (Ft). The color of the diamond indicates conditions: Green = Normal conditions. Orange = Above monitor. Red = Above flood. Purple = Above danger. White = Missing data. Updated graphs are available here.

 

The water level at Lake Oroville continues to drop as state officials press on with the effort to drain the reservoir in light of a forecast calling for rain through Monday.

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