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Lakes, rivers

Clear Lake - Clear Lake's surface elevation was estimated Monday at 4,522.93 feet above sea level, with storage at 72,290 acre-feet, down 60,810 acre-feet from a year ago.

Gerber Reservoir - The surface elevation of Gerber Reservoir was estimated Monday at 4,812.94 feet above sea level, with storage at 23,712 acre-feet, down 26,646 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

 

April 5 510 1,637

April 6 476 1,386

April 7 484 1,383

April 8 477 1,381

 

April 9 474 1,399

April 10 491 1,245

April 11 588 1,241

A Canal

April 5 150 130

April 6 230 210

April 7 210 225

April 8 195 230

April 9 215 235

April 10 215 265

April 11 220 295

Klamath River at Keno Dam

April 5 387 1,431

April 6 383 1,354

April 7 454 1,190

April 8 688 1,188

April 9 706 1,072

April 10 704 988

April 11 699 985

Klamath River at Iron Gate Dam

April 5 1,020 2,001

April 6 1,020 2,010

April 7 1,030 2,019

April 8 1,210 1,925

April 9 1,210 1,792

April 10 1,220 1,776

April 11 1,220 1,776

Net inflow to Upper Klamath Lake

April 5 269 1,767

April 6 -75 1,206

April 7 1,475 1,608

April 8 672 2,001

April 9 3,814 1,244

April 10 706 1,900

April 11 1,199 1,536

Williamson River

below Sprague R. 2005 Avg.

April 13 826 1,729

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 10.5 11.0 95

Billie Creek Divide 5.3 17.7 30

Cedar Pass 17.8 18.1 98

Chemult Alternate .1 3.7 3

Cold Springs Camp 8.7 26.1 33

Dismal Swamp 29.4 28.1 105

Fourmile Lake 13.5 28.9 47

Sevenmile Marsh 17.6 28.1 63

Silver Creek 2.5 4.8 52

Strawberry .2 2.8 7

Taylor Butte .9 1.4 64

Klamath Basin pct. of avg. 45

Goose Lake Basin pct. of avg. 92

Source: National Resource Conservation Service

 

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