(Bloomberg) -- Rain has finally been falling hard inCalifornia, where reservoirs are filling up fast.

After six years of punishing drought, that’s obviously a goodthing. But it creates a balancing-act challenge for the state’swater managers.

Keep too much holed up in storage and the system will overflowif the precipitation keeps coming. Open the hatches too much and,if Mother Nature doesn’t provide any more deluges, California willbe parched when the rain stops.

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