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Lake levels

Clear Lake - Clear Lake's surface elevation was estimated Tuesday at 4,522.64 feet above sea level, with storage at 67,810 acre-feet, down 3,550 acre-feet from a year ago.

Gerber Reservoir - The surface elevation of Gerber Reservoir was estimated Monday at 4,808.37 feet above sea level, with storage at 13,498 acre-feet, down 2,110 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 2005 2004

Jan. 5 487 638

Jan. 6 626 858

Jan. 7 629 853

Jan. 8 668 1,188

Jan. 9 595 813

Jan. 10 666 495

Klamath River at Keno Dam

Jan. 5 483 713

Jan. 6 553 916

Jan. 7 569 1,017

Jan. 8 574 1,261

Jan. 9 574 994

Jan. 10 573 520

Klamath River at Iron Gate Dam

Jan. 5 1,031 1,530

Jan. 6 1,037 1,454

Jan. 7 1,037 1,352

Jan. 8 1,037 1,326

Jan. 9 1,044 1,352

Jan. 10 1,037 1,312

Net inflow to Upper Klamath Lake

Jan. 5 860 979

Jan. 6 1,371 1,199

Jan. 7 1,746 2,217

Jan. 8 1,785 1,870

Jan. 9 1,712 1,154

Jan. 10 1,039 1,518

Williamson River

below Sprague R. 2005 Avg.

Jan. 12 567 850

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.

 

 

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