Bee environmental reporter Mark Grossi got this recent photo from a reader. Mark writes:

This is probably the most dramatic aerial I’ve seen at San Luis Reservoir: Water is sometimes near Hwy. 152. Usually it is down quite a bit in August, but not like this.

Meanwhile, Mark asks on the Bee’s newsroom blog:

A federal leader last week mentioned a study to raise San Luis Dam and expand the nearly empty San Luis Reservoir in western Merced County, raising eyebrows all around. Why study expansion of a reservoir holding 16% of its capacity? And why now?

Donald Munro

Donald Munro

Donald Munro is The Bee's arts and culture critic. He currently has the opening song to "Galavant" stuck in his head and doesn't know if he can ever get it out.
Donald Munro

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