The onslaught of rain across California this week has pushed up
the state’s reservoir water storage levels
even more since the weekend, according to state data, though levels for most reservoirs are still below the historical average for this time of year.
Statewide reservoir storage, which has declined significantly over the past three years thanks to drought and diminished snowpack, is now up to
84% of average
as of midnight on Jan. 10, according to the state department of water resources. Just five days ago, average storage levels were at only 78%, and
one month ago, at 68%.