The effects of California’s drought are noticeable everywhere, but not more than in this mouseover image of the historic Millerton Courthouse as it sits atop a bluff overlooking Millerton Lake. In the first image, taken by my former colleague Darrell Wong, the water level is seen at a high point in 2009. In the mouseover image, which I took today, the lake level isn’t even visible. The dryness of the hills and hazy skies are also obvious.
The capacity of the lake is 520,500 acre feet. Today, the level of water is at 270,284 acre feet or 51.9 percent of capacity.