Shasta Lake Drought Levels from Interstate 5 California

The surface of California's largest reservoir rose by 144 feet between December 8, 2015, and May 2, 2016 as heavy rain and snowmelt overcame a severe four-year drought. The lake now holds more than three times as much water as it did in December.That doesn't mean we're off the hook, though; California is still in a long-term drought, and climate change is likely to make these kinds of droughts much more frequent. It may never be possible to recover from the groundwater overdrafts that many communities relied on during the drought.

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