In order to clear storage space in Camache Reservoir, more surges of water will be released into the Mokelumne River today.
East Bay Municipal Utility District, the agency that operates Camanche, is continuing to conduct water releases to free up storage space in the reservoir in anticipation of more rain in the coming days, said Charles Hardy, an EBMUD spokesman.
EBMUD is increasing the rate of release from the reservoir to 3,400 cubic feet per second by 2 p.m. today.
The reservoir’s elevation is 223.4 feet and there is about 85,000 acre-feet of storage available in Pardee and Camanche reservoirs, said Hardy.
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