BUCK ISLAND LAKE

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

Buck Island Lake


April 16, 2024

704 acre-ft

-5.88% today
106% of Normal Normal

Water storage levels at Buck Island Lake are currently 704 acre-ft, about 106% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 659.4acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2021-10-24 when levels reached 1,188 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-01-08 when levels receded to 418 acre-ft. View historical levels.

Buck Island Lake is a man-made reservoir located in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains in California, USA. It was created in the 1960s as part of the Buckhorn Hydroelectric Project, which was designed to generate electricity for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). The lake is fed by several creeks, including Buckhorn Creek and a diversion from the Middle Yuba River, and its water is used to generate hydroelectric power. The reservoir is also used for recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping. The surrounding area is primarily forested and there are no agricultural uses for the lake. Snowpack provides water for the lake during the winter months, and the lake serves as a source of water for downstream communities during the dry season. Buck Island Lake is an important source of hydroelectric power and a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.



Geolocation -120.250, 39.001
Elevation 6,400 ft
Storage 24hr Change -5.88%
Percent of Normal 106%
Minimum 418 acre-ft
2021-01-08
Maximum 1,188 acre-ft
2021-10-24
Average 659 acre-ft
Nid_Height 25
Hydraulic_Height 19.5
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Year_Completed 1963
Dam_Height 25
Structural_Height 25
River_Or_Stream Rockbound Creek
Surface_Area 78
Hazard_Potential Low
Nid_Storage 1070
Dam_Length 244

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Area Boat Ramps

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IOWA HILL ROAD PLACER COUNTY
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GOLF COURSE OUTER TRAIL CARSON CITY
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LAKE SPAULDING ROAD 10260, NEVADA CITY
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OXBOW RAFT PUT-IN SITE
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MEADOW LAKE ROAD NEVADA COUNTY
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Rafting & Kayaking

HEADWATERS TO MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE OF SPANISH CREEK AND INDIAN CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH NORTH FORK FEATHER RIVER
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
CARIBOU RESERVOIR TO BELDON
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
NF BOUNDARY TO CONFLUENCE WITH NORTH FORK FEATHER RIVER
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
SILVER LAKE TO MEADOW VALLEY
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO BUCKS LAKE
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, Nevada

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