SAN FRANCISCO—Recent storms in California have caused damage throughout the state and in San Francisco. The rainfall has been filling reservoirs all across the state.
Don Pedro Reservoir, the largest water storage site outside of San Francisco, which is shared by several districts has been nearly replenished since being depleted by the California drought.
Charles Sheehan of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, told the San Francisco Chronicle “that they have close up to five years worth of replenishment for over 206 million people. Which is very good news.”
Since the recent rainfall, over 42 percent of the state is no longer in a drought.
Much of Northern California and every coastal county to the Oregon border have improved drought conditions. Northern Santa Clara and northern Santa Cruz counties are no longer classified as being in drought conditions for the first time in 4 years. The storms have dumped more than 7 inches of rain since last Monday.
The National Weather Service told CNN that “6-12 feet of snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada, where the snow-pack is critical to California’s water supply.”