Apr 8, 2016

Overflowing California reservoirs not enough to quench drought


By BEN TRACY CBS NEWS April 8, 2016, 7:10 PM

LAKE OROVILLE, Calif. -- Southern California is expected to get much-needed rain this weekend, and Northern California has received plenty in recent weeks. But when it comes to drought relief, it's hardly a drop in the bucket.

Two million gallons of water per minute were being released from one of California's largest reservoirs because it was simply too full.