California’s Tulare Lake has been experiencing continuous flooding throughout the spring of 2023, according to satellite imagery described by Rob Carlmark.
The historic lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, has seen a significant increase in water levels, covering a vast surface area.
The satellite images provide a remarkable perspective, showcasing the extent of the flooding.
The situation is a result of the convergence of several rivers originating from the snow melt in the southern Sierra.
As a result, the flooding is expected to persist for several more months, causing substantial impacts to the surrounding area.
Notably, major highways such as I5 and 99 are already affected by the rising waters.
The ongoing flooding poses a significant challenge to the affected regions and highlights the long-term consequences of the heavy snowfall and subsequent snow melt in the region.