Water levels at Lahontan Reservoir recently exceeded Nevada Park Service’s estimated capacity by about 24,000 acre-feet, with a total fill of 298,000 acre-feet as of May 21, 2024 (compared to a 274,000 acre-feet capacity). This information was reported by News Channel 2 and provided by the Park Supervisor for Lahontan Reservoir.

This is also positive news for boaters and jet ski enthusiasts, though high water levels might make camping spots harder to find.

Additionally, the California Department of Water Resources has published data indicating that climate change is leading to higher stream flow runoff. For river systems like the Carson River, this means higher flows during the off-irrigation season, potentially resulting in better reservoir fills even with average snowpack.

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