Union Valley, Nevada – The Union Valley Reservoir is rising.
The Union Valley River is rising and the reservoir is expected to be filled.
The state Department of Water Resources (DWR) says it’s already filling at least 25,000 acre feet of water for the drought-stricken valley.
Union Valley is the second-largest reservoir in the United States, and the second largest reservoir in Nevada.
The reservoir has been flooded twice in the last three years.
DWR says that the reservoir’s current volume is less than 5,000,000 cubic feet, or roughly 7 million gallons, per day.
The river is expected for a full fill.
The reservoir will not be fully filled until March 31, 2018.