Permanent California Drought: Shasta Dam Releases Water For First Time In 20 Years

Well, obviously, this wet condition is caused by ‘climate change’ just like the Permanent Drought

(LA Times) For the first time in almost two decades, water was released Thursday from the topmost gates of the dam impounding Lake Shasta, California’s largest reservoir, marking another milestone in what is shaping up to be the state’s wettest year on record.

The release lasted only 15 minutes and was only a test to confirm that the gates were functioning properly in case they need to be used at a later time, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The gates operated as expected, the bureau’s spokesman Louis Moore said.

With the reservoir at 135% of its historical average for this time of year and nearly 93% of its capacity, dam engineers were releasing billions of gallons of water to make room for incoming flows from the surrounding foothills and Sierra Nevada, according to the bureau.

And, it should continue, because there has been lots of rain and you still have the snowpack which will melt in spring and summer.

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