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Lakes, rivers and snow

February 2, 2006

Lake levels

Clear Lake - Clear Lake's surface elevation was estimated Monday at 4526.48 above sea level, and its storage was 135,990 acre-feet. The lake elevation was up 4.16 feet from a year earlier, and the storage was up 72,260 acre-feet from a year earlier.

Gerber Reservoir - The surface elevation of Gerber Reservoir was estimated Monday at 4826.48 above sea level, and its storage was 62,416 acre-feet. The lake elevation was up 18.15 feet from a year earlier, and the storage was up 48,516 acre-feet from a year earlier.

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 2006 2005

Jan. 24 3,650 503

Jan. 25 3,260 593

Jan. 26 2,600 555

Jan. 27 2,260 511

Jan. 28 2,190 399

Jan. 29 2,440 301

Jan. 30 2,440 278

Klamath River at Keno Dam

Jan. 24 4,330 600

Jan. 25 3,850 600

Jan. 26 3,380 580

Jan. 27 2,960 537

Jan. 28 3,010 612

Jan. 29 3,250 593

Jan. 30 4,330 490

Klamath River at Iron Gate Dam

Jan. 24 4,950 1,040

Jan. 25 4,550 1,040

Jan. 26 4,270 1,040

Jan. 27 4,200 1,030

Jan. 28 4,310 1,180

Jan. 29 4,170 1,270

Jan. 30 4,170 1,130

Net inflow to Upper Klamath Lake

Jan. 24 2,871 875

Jan. 25 2,091 966

Jan. 26 1,431 1,672

Jan. 27 2,650 1,256

Jan. 28 2,969 1,144

Jan. 29 3,219 1,419

Jan. 30 3,999 1,396

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.

content of avg

Billie Creek Divide 25.1 16.9 149

Cedar Pass 10.5 11.4 92

Chemult Alternate 15.1 7.3 207

Cold Springs Camp 34.9 21.3 164

Dismal Swamp 27.7 18.0 154

Fourmile Lake 31.5 21.3 148

Quartz Mountain 3.3 2.9 114

Sevenmile Marsh 30.1 20.1 150

Strawberry 5.7 4.5 149

Taylor Butte 12.5 5.4 231

Klamath Basin pct. of avg. 157 Goose Lake Basin pct. of avg. 141

Source: National Resource Conservation Service

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