The Sacramento River in the California Delta is super full and is going to remain running high through June.
It’s official: the State of California declared the drought is over. Driving to Los Angeles in the rain, I enjoyed the green hills all the way through the San Joaquin Valley. After years of seeing scary empty reservoirs, it is thrilling to see all the signs of a very wet year.
Pyramid Lake is part of the State Water Project and stores water until it continues its journey to SoCal water users. When deliveries are low, the level drops. This year the reservoir is full again.
On my way to Los Angeles I stopped at the top of the grapevine at the Vista del Lago visitor center to look at Pyramid Lake. It is thrilling to see how full it is and to see someone recreating.
San Luis Reservoir is also part of the water delivery system in California. Water is pumped from near Santa Nella into this reservoir to store it to keep a water supply for irrigation and people throughout the summer. Levels have been restored!
This blog post first appeared on Adventures of American Julie (americanjulie.com).
Volunteers from 2015 having fun cleaning up Delta waterways. (Photo: Kathryn Kynett)
Be part of keeping the California Delta clean. The Delta Conservancy is organizing events on April 29 to clean up parts of the Delta waterways in coordination with Sacramento Area Creeks Council’s Creek Week.
(Photo credits: Aaron Haiman)
The cleanup events will take place from 9am to noon on the 29th of April. The Delta Conservancy will be leading three different sites including a new site in Suisun City. After the cleanup, there is a celebration at Carmichael Park from noon to 2pm.
Contact Aaron Haiman for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ready to volunteer? Register online: http://creekweek.net/vdelta.html
More information about Sacramento County’s Creek Week: http://creekweek.net/