Los Vaqueros Reservoir is 94 Percent Full

Photo provided by Contra Costa Water District

This week, the Contra Costa Water District announced that Los Vaqueros Reservoir was 94% full.

Right now, they are storing more than 150,000 acre-feet of water, 94 percent of the reservoir’s 160,000 acre-feet capacity. The reservoir was expanded from 100,000 acre-feet in 2012. Since then, the state has been in drought, so this is the most water that’s ever been stored in Los Vaqueros.

According to the District, all of the water in the reservoir is pumped in, with the exception of a small amount that flows in from creeks. They plan to keep pumping until the middle of May. It won’t be completely full, but will be very close.

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Free Fishing Clinic
9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 6
Los Vaqueros Marina

Learn everything you’ve wanted to know about lake fishing.
From bait and knots to trolling and cleaning, our experienced staff will provide tips to help you reel in the big one. Clinics are tailored to participants’ skill levels. Open to all ages. Come with questions.

Snakes Alive!
10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, May 13
John Muir Interpretive Center

Meet some of the common reptiles of Los Vaqueros.
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