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Lakes, rivers, snow, H&N 2/18/04


 

Published Feb. 18, 2004

Lake levels

Clear Lake - Clear Lake's surface elevation was estimated Monday at 4,522.96 feet above sea level, with storage at 72,760 acre-feet, down 33,980 acre-feet from a year ago.

Gerber Reservoir - The surface elevation of Gerber Reservoir was estimated Monday at 4,810.94 feet above sea level, with storage at 19,221 acre-feet, down 6,095 acre-feet from a year ago.

River flow

Following are daily averages of the volume of water flowing at key points in the Klamath Basin, measured in cubic feet per second:

Link River 2004 2003

Feb. 10 738 590

Feb. 11 699 701

Feb. 12 752 519

Feb. 13 720 467

Feb. 14 932 459

Feb. 15 999 460

Feb. 16 573 460

Klamath River at Keno Dam

Feb. 10 898 599

Feb. 11 954 801

Feb. 12 952 782

Feb. 13 961 704

Feb. 14 1,161 755

Feb. 15 1,214 599

Feb. 16 917 593

Klamath River at Iron Gate Dam

Feb. 10 1,319 947

Feb. 11 1,312 815

Feb. 12 1,319 757

Feb. 13 1,319 773

Feb. 14 1,319 768

Feb. 15 1,312 778

Feb. 16 1,530 783

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's operations plan calls for minimum flows of 1,324 cubic feet per second from Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River during the month of November.

Net inflow to Upper Klamath Lake

Feb. 10 1,440 1,369

Feb. 11 1,401 1,091

Feb. 12 1,454 1,688

Feb. 13 1,071 1,636

Feb. 14 1,283 2,018

Feb. 15 1,350 1,629

Feb. 16 2,328 1,629

Williamson River

below Sprague R. 2004 Avg.

Feb. 18 945 1,070

Source: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Resources Department.

Snow report

Following are today's estimates of the water equivalent measured in inches in the snowpack at selected sites in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Site Water Avg. Pct. of

content avg.

Adin Mountain 14.4 10.8 133

Billie Creek Divide 29.3 19.8 148

Cedar Pass 18.0 13.9 129

Chemult Alternate 10.8 7.9 137

Cold Springs Camp 33.9 25.0 136

Diamond Lake 15.6 13.4 116

Dismal Swamp 29.2 21.4 136

Quartz Mountain 2.2 2.2 100

Sevenmile Marsh 38.4 24.3 158

Silver Creek 12.8 9.0 142

Strawberry 7.0 5.4 130

Taylor Butte 9.8 6.1 161

Klamath Basin pct. of avg. 138

Goose Lake Basin pct. of avg. 130

Source: National Resource Conservation Service

 

 

Graph of  Discharge, cubic feet per second
 

 

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