A section of dry lakebed at Lake McClure is seen in Snelling on Feb. 11. According to Merced Irrigation District public and government relations officer Mike Jensen, Lake McClure is currently at about 6 to 7 percent of its 1 million acre-foot capacity. The lowest capacity since  the New Exchequer Dam was completed in 1967 was recorded on Feb. 3. The reservoir measured 63,489 acre-feet.
A section of dry lakebed at Lake McClure is seen in Snelling on Feb. 11. According to Merced Irrigation District public and government relations officer Mike Jensen, Lake McClure is currently at about 6 to 7 percent of its 1 million acre-foot capacity. The lowest capacity since the New Exchequer Dam was completed in 1967 was recorded on Feb. 3. The reservoir measured 63,489 acre-feet. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com
A section of dry lakebed at Lake McClure is seen in Snelling on Feb. 11. According to Merced Irrigation District public and government relations officer Mike Jensen, Lake McClure is currently at about 6 to 7 percent of its 1 million acre-foot capacity. The lowest capacity since the New Exchequer Dam was completed in 1967 was recorded on Feb. 3. The reservoir measured 63,489 acre-feet. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com

Foothill lakes wither in drought

February 20, 2015 05:05 PM