BOWMAN LAKE

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

Bowman Lake


April 16, 2024

51,862 acre-ft

+0.8% today
100% of Normal Normal

Water storage levels at Bowman Lake are currently 51,862 acre-ft, about 100% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 52,275acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2021 was 2022-06-14 when levels reached 68,404 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-10-02 when levels receded to 15,834 acre-ft. View historical levels.

Bowman Lake is a man-made reservoir located in Nevada and Placer counties in California. It was constructed in 1929 as part of the Bowman Dam Project, which aimed to provide hydroelectric power to the surrounding areas. The lake is fed by the Bear River and other smaller streams, and its hydrology is closely tied to the region's snowpack, which is a crucial source of water for the reservoir. The lake is also used for agricultural irrigation and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The surrounding area is known for its scenic beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation, and the lake is a popular destination for visitors seeking to escape the city and enjoy the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains.



Geolocation -120.652, 39.450
Elevation 5,566 ft
Storage 24hr Change 0.8%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 15,834 acre-ft
2021-10-02
Maximum 68,404 acre-ft
2022-06-14
Average 52,275 acre-ft
Nid_Height 175
Hydraulic_Height 167
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Drainage_Area 29
Year_Completed 1926
Dam_Height 167
Structural_Height 174.5
River_Or_Stream Canyon Creek
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 810
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 68500
Dam_Length 700

Weather Outlook



16 Day Long Term Forecast

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Historical Data

STORAGE

Area Boat Ramps

SALMON LAKE -BOAT RAMP BOATING SITE
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
SMOKEY LANE 44-50, ALLEGHANY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
SARDINE LAKE ROAD 990, SIERRA CITY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
PLUMAS COUNTY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
HENNESS PASS ROAD, SIERRAVILLE
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
PENINSULA ROAD, STRAWBERRY VALLEY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
MEADOW LAKE ROAD NEVADA COUNTY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
PLUMAS COUNTY
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
SALMON LAKE ROAD 1500, SIERRA CITY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
OROVILLE-QUINCY ROAD 17000-17046, MEADOW VALLEY
North Fork Feather Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, Nevada
BIG CHICO CREEK
Mill-Big Chico Watershed, California
BUTTE CREEK
Upper Butte Watershed, California
STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
SILVER LAKE TO MEADOW VALLEY
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
ROCK CREEK DAM TO CRESTA RESERVOIR
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO BUCKS LAKE
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE WITH EAST AND WEST BRANCHES OF NELSON CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Wilderness Caribou

Rainbow Ridge Park

Chester Park

Mogul Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Wilderness Bucks Lake

Cedar Drive

Honey Lake Wildlife Area

Portola City Park

Wilderness Lassen Volcanic

                                                                                                                       
                                               
BUCKS LAKE WILDERNESS
KYBURZ MARSH WATCHABLE WILDLIFE SITE
MOUNT. ARARAT
ALPHA OMEGA OBSERVATION SITE
WASHINGTON OVERLOOK OBSERVATION SITE

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