“Drought to Deluge: The Miraculous Recovery of California’s Oroville Lake”

2023-04-18 22:00:00

A photo of Lake Oroville, California, taken on September 5, 2021 (above). Drought has exposed the bottom. However, the photo taken at the same spot on April 16, 2023 shows the water level restored. (Bottom) / AFP Yonhap News

Foreign media reported that California’s Oroville Lake, which was dry enough to reveal the bottom due to extreme drought, is returning to its original state thanks to heavy rains and winter storms last winter. AFP recently reported several photos comparing photos from September 2019 and April 2023, when the bottom was exposed due to drought. In September 2021, the water dried up and the lake, which revealed the ugly bare land, recovered the water level like a lie in the photo taken on April 16, 2023 and found myself. The boats, which were sadly stuck in a puddle that dried up in 2019, floated on top of the swollen lake in April 2023 and are poised to sail anywhere.

The recovery of Auroville and other California lakes is due to atmospheric rivers that unexpectedly hit the area last winter. It is said that 31 large streams struck California last winter. This resulted in heavy rain and flooding in the region, and heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nemada Mountains.

Water flows from the Oroville Dam on Lake Oroville, California, on April 16. The Auroville Dam opened the floodgates that were closed due to drought on March 10 for the first time in three years and is letting water flow./AFP Yonhap News

Auroville Dam, the tallest in the United States. The Auroville Dam reopened the floodgates on March 10th, which were closed due to drought in April 2019, and the water is flowing. It is not yet at the highest level, but it is said to prepare for the melting of the huge amount of snow accumulated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains last winter. do. Climate change due to climate warming is showing extreme differences in precipitation, like droughts or floods.

A view of Auroville Lake near the Bidwell Bar Bridge in Auroville, California, taken on September 5, 2021 (top) and April 16, 2023 (bottom). In the 2019 photo, the boats lay pitifully in a dried-up lake puddle, but in the April 2023 photo, the restored water levels have found their place. /AFP Yonhap News

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