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?