By Nicole Garcia KMPH TV, Fresno.
Fresno – Thanks to our wetter than normal winter, Governor Jerry Brown is set to declare an end to California’s 3-year-drought.
At Friant Dam, officials have been running flood release operations for more than a week now.
Millerton Lake is at 85% capacity, and Friant Dam officials need to make room for all the snow melt that will come pouring in once the temperatures get warmer.
Water is being released at a rate of 7,000 cubic feet of water per second, that’s equivalent to 52,000 gallons or enough water to fill up 8 swimming pools every second.
But all that excess water isn’t staying in the Valley; it will likely flow into the California aqueduct and into the Pacific Ocean.
Governor Brown is expected to announce an end to the drought on Wednesday, after the Department of Water Resources conducts their last monthly snow survey.
At last check, the sierra snowpack was 159% of normal.