Most Bay Area reservoirs at or nearing capacity

December 29, 2012 12:22:44 PM PST
Evidence from the latest storm systems could be found at reservoirs across the Bay Area, with most at or nearing capacity.

The Lexington Reservoir is the biggest rain water reservoir in the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Though it is only at 63 percent capacity, it's a different scene across the Bay Area.

While water was rationed in Marin County in the early 90's, now Lake Lagunitas near Mt. Tam is full and overflowing. It's the same at Bon Tempe Dam, where rushing water has been cascading into Alpine Lake.

This is early in the year for this to be happening. Typically, reservoirs don't top off until April.

"it's just so full," Corte Madera resident Geneva Gondak said. "Last time I came up here was probably last year at some point and this was all no water, you could go way out."

Mike Ban with the Marin Municipal Water District adds, "All our reservoirs have reached capacity. That's the earliest we've done that since 1983."

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission tells us its reservoirs are at 83 percent of capacity. While EBMUD says its five reservoirs are at a combined 85 percent.

And back in the Santa Clara Valley Water District, officials say the Uvas Reservoir in Morgan Hill is expected to overflow its surplus for the next week.


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