A series of powerful storms in January have caused New Melones Reservoir to rise rapidly. As of January 24, the reservoir was at 950,000 acre feet, 40% of total capacity. In January of last year, the reservoir held 392,000 acre feet, only 16% of total capacity.

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This video shows the reservoir on January 21 from a vantage point on Parrotts Ferry Road.

Written by Joel Metzger