Breaking from our regular programming, we bring you this….
Feb 4, 2010 source: Press Democrat
Lake Mendocino, a crucial reservoir in the Sonoma County Water Agency’s water supply system, completely filled its water supply pool Friday morning for the first time in three years.
The lake holds 68,400 acre-feet of water before it reaches into the flood pool, where the excess can be released into the Russian River by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control purposes.
It is something the Water Agency didn’t expect even a month ago, before storms started in early January pelting the North Coast with much-need rainfall after three dry years.