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    2019 CA reservoir levels

    Not too much biking related but we're always around these wonderful reservoirs. And when it's hard to ride during the rain, it usually means the reservoirs are filling. So here's some info on the state of water.

    Our major water supply. Looks like we're pretty good already. And we won't be able to store too much more since many of these are not allowed to get close to 100%


    The only low ones are Oroville, which was drained for spillway construction. Folsom too is drained pretty aggressively before the spring to avoid damage.


    It will be really good for Shasta and Oroville.
    2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-01-15-8.43.25-am.jpg

    source: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/j...me=rescond.pdf

    On the Bay Area vicinity, Stevens Creek and Lexington can really start to replenish.
    2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-01-15-8.47.47-am.jpg

    source: ALERT Reservoir Gage Information


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    Looks like we will get a good fill up on Wednesday. Lots of rain approaching.

    2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-01-15-9.14.52-am.jpg

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    Wednesday is supposed to be really windy too. As high as 50mph for much of Monterey County!
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    Ground is full saturated so this week is going to be a collector.2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-01-15-10.27.44-am.jpg

    3-day total from here onward
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    They're using that 'river' term again.

    Should be some good snow sports but it may be too much unless you live there.

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/01/...ada-with-snow/2019 CA reservoir levels-argraphic.jpg

    One thing good about the Sierra snowpack which is usually 30% of our water storage capacity is it is UNLIMITED. But a slow melt in the spring is preferred so it doesn't all drain to the ocean.
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    Have to say I'm surprised that Lexingon is reported at 32%. By the looks of it and knowing how shallow this res. is, I would have guessed closer to 15%, but I guess it's fairly deep at the dam since it's 200ft tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamis View Post
    Have to say I'm surprised that Lexingon is reported at 32%. By the looks of it and knowing how shallow this res. is, I would have guessed closer to 15%, but I guess it's fairly deep at the dam since it's 200ft tall.
    I think a lot of the water is in the middle, where the old town of Lexington was. It's like a quarter mile from the dam?

    2019 CA reservoir levels-20081207_090938_lex.jpg

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    Drain the Res and restore those towns! JK but i drove over it twice this past weekend and it looked hella low. Not sure how to convert hella to % - sry

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Drain the Res and restore those towns! JK but i drove over it twice this past weekend and it looked hella low. Not sure how to convert hella to % - sry
    Hella is 30%

    Holy hell where's the water?? That's about 10%

    It's freakin nukin at the spillway!!! That's 110%
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    New Hogan Lake:

    Lake Levels for New Hogan Lake

    Report Generated 15 JAN 2019 @ 1405

    -At Start of Day (15 JAN 2019)-
    Pool: 50 % FULL
    Elevation: 668.09 FT
    Storage: 157,596 AC-FT
    10 year AVG: 125,830 AC-FT

    -Current-
    Air Temp: 50 DEG F

    No idea what 'pool' means.

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    Derrrrr....... Moving to the right Thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT View Post
    Derrrrr....... Moving to the right Thread.
    c'mon man. Now we're curious.
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    So cool! Stevens Creek went from 35% to 64% full in one day. ALERT Reservoir Gage Information

    I was there to see it too.2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-01-17-8.49.23-am.jpg

    Stevens Creek, the main feed
    2019 CA reservoir levels-img_1898.jpg

    Smaller feed from Montebello Road
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    Stevens Crik now at 70%!

    This is how much fell in 7 days2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-01-18-9.41.05-am.jpg

    Looks like a long drying trend now.
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    580 billion gallons just in January

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/01/23/5829411/

    And much more in snowpack


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    Silver lining to this weather.... the WHOLE state is getting it. Incredible!

    past 48 hours2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-02-02-6.33.17-pm.jpg

    next 6 days
    2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-02-02-6.35.07-pm.jpg

    how's them reservoir levels?
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    My little local pond, Stevens Crik reservoir is basically full now.

    They're draining it now constantly as you can see.

    ALERT Reservoir Gage Plot2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-02-05-8.39.44-am.jpg
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    report card is too good. They're gonna drain a lot of these now to make room since it's only Feb.

    These tubs are not designed to overflow.

    2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-02-05-8.41.59-am.jpg


    The good news is we're filling up Oroville which is massive and was drained for the billion dollar spillway repair.
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    MoCo still playing catch up..... As of yesterday San Antonio was 20% and Nacimiento 42%
    -A WHOPPING 2 & 4 percent gain respectively.

    Hailed like a mo-fo twice this morning. It's cold out and we still have stones on the ground from almost an hour ago. Pretty crazy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT View Post
    MoCo still playing catch up..... As of yesterday San Antonio was 20% and Nacimiento 42%
    -A WHOPPING 2 & 4 percent gain respectively.

    Hailed like a mo-fo twice this morning. It's cold out and we still have stones on the ground from almost an hour ago. Pretty crazy!!
    Isn't all your water underground? Or does that all belong to ag?
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    Both actually. The "ridiculously resilient ridge" of high-pressure has in recent years decided to park itself just North of the reservoirs thus the lack of quickly filling them. We HAVE had a great rainy-season this year. Last year - Not so much.

    They release water much of the Summer to keep refilling the aquifers that both Ag & people consume. It's a difficult balancing act I'm sure as we also have a Salt-Water intrusion problem to be concerned with and ground water keeps it at bay. Literally.

    Good news is there is MORE rain coming over the next 10 days. We need this 2-3 day break though, we are saturated fully.
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    We need more snow in the bay area. Mt Umunum never looked so good. I also could not see the Lick observator on Mt Hammy. It does not stick out since everything else is white
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    Even Oroville is 3 feet above “full pool” today. Still 200 feet below 2017 levels but they obviously don’t want it to get that high anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2rider1964 View Post
    Even Oroville is 3 feet above “full pool” today. Still 200 feet below 2017 levels but they obviously don’t want it to get that high anyway.
    full pool? Looks like it's 64% of historical average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    full pool? Looks like it's 64% of historical average.
    This is where I saw the info...upper left graphic

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    "Full pool" must be current level compared to historical daily average. Oroville is definitely only ~65% full. Link: OROVILLE DAM (ORO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sa12 View Post
    "Full pool" must be current level compared to historical daily average. Oroville is definitely only ~65% full. Link: OROVILLE DAM (ORO)
    Yup Oroville is just 65% of normal, now 68%. It was drained for repairs so good to see that massive tub fill back up.
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    It's been said that 1/3 of our water storage capacity is our snowpack. And unlike reservoirs, it is kind of unlimited. Kinda.

    Here's more graphs. Snow Pack Conditions - Snow Water Content Chart

    Things are looking good.2019 CA reservoir levels-screen-shot-2019-02-14-9.35.39-am.png



    How is our groundwater recharged btw? All this excess rain helping or is everything just rushing to the ocean?
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