Historic rainfall filling reservoirs fast; knocks state out of ‘severe drought'

The City of Fresno's Leaky Acres ponding basin near Highway 168 and Ashlan Avenue as seen Friday, Jan. 13. Photo by Ben Hensley published on Januar...

January 14, 2023
3:40 AM

The City of Fresno's Leaky Acres ponding basin near Highway 168 and Ashlan Avenue as seen Friday, Jan. 13. Photo by Ben Hensley published on January 13, 2023 - 10:10 AMWritten by John Lindt Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Reservoirs from Friant north of Fresno to Lake Isabella near Bakersfield received a huge pulse of runoff in the past week, transforming mostly empty foothill lakes into potential drought busters. Water managers monitoring both the Kaweah and Kings River watersheds are pumped over the volume of rainfall.

John Lindt