- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lake Mendocino in Northern California was near capacity following recent rains, and some California waterfalls are near-peak flow.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/1yq2bL2) that Lake Mendocino is at 97 percent storage capacity following last weekend’s deluge. Officials say the lake had gained 8,000 acre-feet of water since Friday and had a good chance of surpassing the threshold with continued runoff from recent storms.

California is now entering its fourth year of drought.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1Cj5JDv) that the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley and the Big Basin Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains are flush. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a new lake-record rainbow trout was caught at Los Vaqueros Reservoir and all eight lakes in Marin County are topped out to their brims.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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