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.
First time I've seen this waterfall from Parrotts Ferry Road. Sure is nice to see Melones filling up!
Posted by Joel Metzger on Sunday, January 22, 2017