Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Sacramento-Lower Thomes Watershed

Black Butte

June 6 2023

131,040 acre-ft

-0.03% today
146% of Normal High

Water storage levels at Black Butte are currently 131,040 acre-ft, about 146% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 89,501.89acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2006-05-19 when levels reached 132,242 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2008-07-07 when levels receded to 1,067 acre-ft.

Black Butte is a volcanic peak located in the northern Sacramento Valley of California. The mountain rises to an elevation of 6,358 feet and is composed of volcanic rock. It has a long history of human use, with evidence of Native American settlements in the area dating back thousands of years. The hydrology of Black Butte is closely tied to the surrounding mountains and valleys, with surface flow from snowmelt and rainfall contributing to the region's agricultural and recreational uses. The mountain's snowpack is a key source of water for the region's farmers and ranchers, and its slopes provide opportunities for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. Black Butte also has cultural significance, with its distinctive profile serving as a landmark for travelers and a source of inspiration for artists and writers.

Geolocation -122.329, 39.808
Elevation 426 ft
Storage 24hr Change -0.03%
Percent of Normal 146%
Minimum 1,067 acre-ft
Maximum 132,242 acre-ft
Average 89,502 acre-ft


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