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Water Officials Attempt to Capture March Rain Fall

Water Officials Attempt to Capture March Rain Fall
Posted Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 @ 6am  by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

State water officials say they'll be doing their best to capture the rain that's fallen in these recent storms, for use during what is expected to be a very dry summer.

Mark Cowin with the Department of Water Resources say more pumping will be allowed from the Delta over the next two weeks, to supplement what's already being stored.

"Lake Shasta, the state's largest reservoir is at 60 percent of average for this date, Lake Oroville at 64 percent and Lake Folsom at 69 percent," Cowin said. 

The pumping won't violate any environmental or endangered species standards.

The latest survey of the Sierra snowpack shows its still far below normal, coming in at 32 percent of the average for the date.

Recent storms have helped, but the April test gauges water content when it's supposed to be a peak.

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