Lake Isabella at lowest levels in California

Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 01:54:56-04

Lake Isabella is now the lowest reservoir in California, at 9% capacity while reservoirs in the northern portion of the state are nearing or over their historical averages.

California water resources officials say most reservoirs, specifically the Shasta reservoir and Lake Oroville are among the highest, and are above 110% of their historical average. Records have been broken at Lake Oroville as well where the greatest 2-day increase in water storage has been observed in nearly 20 years. 

Other southern California reservoirs including Castaic Lake and Lake Perris are still near or below 40%, so residents are still encouraged to practice water saving methods. 


You can monitor with the California Data Exchange Center  or here.