PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
JENKINSON LAKE at Sly Park is 64 percent of capacity as of Feb. 6. Had EID not imported water from the El Dorado Canal via Hazel Creek Tunnel it would have been at 54 percent, below what it was in 1976, the last drought year. Democrat photos by Pat Dollins
FISHERMEN walk along the shore of Jenkinson Lake Feb. 5.
TREE STUMPS emerge above the low water level at Jenkinson Lake Feb. 5.
THE BOAT RAMP at Jenkinson Lake ends in a rocky shore instead of water.
CROWD OF 69 water customers filled a large meeting room at EID headquarters Tuesday evening. Photo courtesy EID
A GRAPH shows a normal year for Jenkinson Lake in blue. Water year 2013, which began in October, is outlined in purple, the El Nino water year 1983 was the second highest for precipitation in 139 years. The drought water year of 1976 is outline in red. Water Year 2014, in yellow, is shown intersecting the 1976 water year. EID graphics

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