On Saturday we wrote that El Nino had finally made an appearance, with a series of rain storms. This afternoon we took a drive to check out one of the two large reservoirs which store much of the NorCal runoff.
We discovered the reservoir is about half full; it looks much better than it did in the fall when "puddle" was a more apt descriptor than "lake." A couple more storms and it might conceivably fill, very good news for a parched state.
Later ... local TV news tonight reports the reservoir's water level rose 8 feet today, in addition to perhaps 22 feet over the weekend. Excellent.