Detroit Reservoir reached its highest water level since 2009 last week and hit what’s considered its “full” water level for the first time in two years.
A system of heavy rain — following what’s been one of the wettest seasons on record — pushed the reservoir to 1,565.29 feet on Wednesday.
That’s the highest mark since May 4, 2009, when the reservoir’s elevation hit 1,566.64 feet. It was also the first time the reservoir reached the level considered “full” for summer, 1,563.5 feet, since 2014.
The past two years, historic drought and limited spring rain kept the reservoir’s level lower than normal, impacting tourism and recreation.
Read more at the Statesman Journal.