The reservoir usually stays pretty full in a rainy year's summer.
The smog keeps you from seeing the Sierras apart from sunrise.
These next two photos are from April 1998, during one of California's rainiest years ever.
This is overlooking the O'Neil Forebay, next to Santa Nella.
This is in the summertime.
Late fall 1997 is when this was taken, and the brown band on the
horizon is from dust
storms in the
east Central Valley. Other than the dust storms, this is about as clear
can see in the valley.