Santa Clara Co. reservoirs at risk of overflowing during next storms

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Reservoirs in Santa Clara County have reached higher levels than average, now officials are concerned about overflow and flooding.

Reservoirs in Santa Clara County have reached higher levels than average, now officials are concerned about overflow and flooding.

The light rain storm from Wednesday night was just enough to spark some runoff at almost all 10 reservoirs in Santa Clara County.

The Uvas reservoir in Morgan Hill is more than 100 percent of capacity. You could see water overflowing from the reservoir Thursday morning.

Lexington reservoir in Los Gatos is at about 85 percent of capacity. The Santa Clara Valley Water District has done some water releases in the past week getting ready for the rain to fill it back up, with the possibility it could spill over in the next few days.

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Anderson reservoir in Morgan Hill has reached its limit and they've been doing periodic releases as well.

For now, Mother Nature has been cooperating, giving the areas nearby time to dry ahead of the overflow.

"Through January we were thinking, well, this has been a really great month but what if February and March are completely dry we may find ourselves back into a drought situation. It looks like those storms are spread out a little bit so we don't have much of a concern about flooding," said Marty Grimes with Santa Clara Valley Water District.
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