Last week's megastorms barely made a dent in reservoir levels
In fact, San Diego County’s reservoirs are just 49 percent full now, a minor bump from the week before last.
“That’s not very high,” said John Liarakos, a spokesperson for the San Diego County Water Authority. “In perspective, the rain fall we got last week only added a couple percent to that volume.”
Reservoir levels increased 2 percentage points between Jan. 19 and Jan. 25, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune. That number includes water captured in Lake Skinner and Diamond Valley Lake, which are both run by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and about two-dozen lakes operated by agencies in San Diego County. Last week’s storms added nearly 28,000 acre-feet of water in Southern California reservoirs that serve San Diego County, which is enough to meet the needs of 56,000 families for one year, the paper reported
“Most of the reservoirs in San Diego County get water through its imported water supply,” Liarakos said. “They’re not dependent on rain.”