Video: El Niño could help depleted South Bay reservoirs fill up


SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON) — Water sports enthusiasts are looking forward to the predicted storms from El Niño.

More rain means higher water in lakes and reservoirs. And boaters, skiers, kayakers, and others have been making due with what little water there has been during this historic drought.

Calero, and its nine sister reservoirs in the Santa Clara Valley, are now just 31 percent full and still dropping.

Water managers said if the El Niño lives up to expectation, it is very likely the lakes could get up to their full capacity. But they also said they hope the rain does not all come at once, or there could be flooding.

The rain from the past two weeks has not made a dent. Experts said that is because the ground is still too dry and absorbing the water too quickly.

Watch the above video to see Rob Fladeboe’s full report.

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