Don Pedro is better off than most reservoirs

in Environment

With the drought taking center stage, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors received information on June 14 regarding exactly how much water is available in Don Pedro Reservoir.

TID hydrologist Olivia Cramer showed the Board during their meeting last week that while Don Pedro may appear to have substantially more stored water than a majority of reservoirs in California, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the numbers. 

According to data published by the California Department of Water Resources, Don Pedro currently sits at 64 percent of its 2,030,000-acre-foot capacity, or 1,305,688 acre-feet. This is 84 percent of the reservoir’s historical average for the date and puts Don Pedro above every other reservoir in California except for Lake Perris, which is much smaller. 

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