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Lake levels, HeraldandNews 3/10/04

Published March 10, 2004

Clear Lake - Clear Lake's surface elevation was estimated Monday at 4,524.79 feet above sea level, with storage at 103,510 acre-feet, down 5,040 acre-feet from a year ago.

Gerber Reservoir - The surface elevation of Gerber Reservoir was estimated Monday at 4,816.72 feet above sea level, with storage at 33,164 acre-feet, up 6,645 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

March 2 490 265

March 3 484 265

March 4 494 265

March 5 518 265

March 6 813 265

March 7 720 265

March 8 676 265

Klamath River at Keno Dam

March 2 962 417

March 3 1,299 438

March 4 1,031 436

March 5 1,007 419

March 6 1,163 410

March 7 1,203 442

March 8 1,204 499

Klamath River at Iron Gate Dam

March 2 2,218 897

March 3 2,160 897

March 4 2,122 897

March 5 2,122 897

March 6 2,047 864

March 7 2,056 864

March 8 2,094 869

Net inflow to Upper Klamath Lake

March 2 2,436 1,045

March 3 2,819 1,045

March 4 2,440 655

March 5 2,464 1,045

March 6 2,369 655

March 7 2,278 1,436

March 8 2,625 1,045

Williamson River

below Sprague R. 2004 Avg.

March 9 1,100 1,240

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 16.9 13.2 128

Billie Creek Divide 33.7 22.0 153

Cedar Pass 21.9 16.9 130

Chemult Alternate 11.7 7.9 148

Cold Springs Camp 38.8 27.9 139

Diamond Lake 17.4 14.9 117

Dismal Swamp 34.6 25.5 136

Fourmile Lake 33.3 28.5 117

Quartz Mountain 1.7 2.3 74

Sevenmile Marsh 45.2 28.1 161

Silver Creek 14.3 9.7 147

Strawberry 7.8 5.4 144

Taylor Butte 11.3 5.4 209

Klamath Basin pct. of avg. 135

Goose Lake Basin pct. of avg. 126

Source: National Resource Conservation Service

 

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