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Lakes, rivers, snow

Published Jan. 28, 2004, H&N

Lake levels

Clear Lake - Clear Lake's surface elevation was estimated Monday at 4,522.72 feet above sea level, with storage at 69,040 acre-feet, down 30,570 acre-feet from a year ago.

Gerber Reservoir - The surface elevation of Gerber Reservoir was estimated Monday at 4,810.26 feet above sea level, with storage at 17,776 acre-feet, down 4,730 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 2003 2002

Jan. 20 585 395

Jan. 21 544 396

Jan. 22 473 392

Jan. 23 668 395

Jan. 24 607 396

Jan. 25 803 396

Jan. 26 874 403

Klamath River at Keno Dam

Jan. 20 815 478

Jan. 21 754 514

Jan. 22 766 509

Jan. 23 782 508

Jan. 24 910 510

Jan. 25 964 846

Jan. 26 1,312 843

Klamath River at Iron Gate Dam

Jan. 20 1,312 1,647

Jan. 21 1,306 1,267

Jan. 22 1,312 1,125

Jan. 23 1,312 1,007

Jan. 24 1,312 1,093

Jan. 25 1,312 1,131

Jan. 26 1,312 1,131

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's operations plan calls for minimum flows of 1,300 cubic feet per second from Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River during the month January.

Net inflow to Upper Klamath Lake

Jan. 20 1,635 1,448

Jan. 21 1,244 1,449

Jan. 22 1,523 1,445

Jan. 23 1,368 1,863

Jan. 24 1,307 2,630

Jan. 25 1,504 2,630

Jan. 26 1,926 3,009

Williamson River

below Sprague R. 2004 Avg.

Jan. 28 618 853

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 12.6 8.6 147

Billie Creek Divide 23.4 16.0 146

Cedar Pass 15.6 10.9 143

Chemult Alternate 7.3 7.0 104

Cold Springs Camp 26.5 20.3 131

Diamond Lake 11.8 12.3 96

Dismal Swamp 22.5 17.2 131

Fourmile Lake 22.9 20.5 112

Sevenmile Marsh 29.2 19.3 151

Strawberry 5.2 4.3 121

Taylor Butte 7.1 5.1 139

Klamath Basin pct. of avg. 125

Goose Lake Basin pct. of avg. 128

Source: National Resource Conservation Service


 

 

 

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