BUCKS LAKE STORAGE

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

Bucks Lake Storage


April 16, 2024

79,180 acre-ft

+0.63% today
98% of Normal Normal

Water storage levels at Bucks Lake Storage are currently 79,180 acre-ft, about 98% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 81,295.3acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2016-07-30 when levels reached 955,539 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2011-04-28 when levels receded to 785 acre-ft. View historical levels.

Bucks Lake is a reservoir in Northern California that serves as a source of hydroelectric power and as a recreational destination. The lake was created in 1928 with the construction of a hydroelectric dam on Bucks Creek. The dam is operated by Pacific Gas and Electric and provides power for the surrounding communities. The lake is also fed by several small creeks and streams, as well as snowmelt from the surrounding mountains. The snowpack is monitored by the California Department of Water Resources and is an important source of water for agriculture in the area. Recreation activities on the lake include fishing, boating, and camping. The lake is also home to several species of fish, including trout and bass.



Geolocation -121.202, 39.897
Elevation 5,168 ft
Storage 24hr Change 0.63%
Percent of Normal 98%
Minimum 785 acre-ft
2011-04-28
Maximum 955,539 acre-ft
2016-07-30
Average 81,295 acre-ft
Dam_Height 123
Hydraulic_Height 96
Drainage_Area 28.6
Year_Completed 1928
Nid_Storage 105605
Structural_Height 109
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 1852
River_Or_Stream Brush Creek
Dam_Length 1320
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 123

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Area Boat Ramps

PLUMAS COUNTY
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
PENINSULA ROAD, STRAWBERRY VALLEY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
BIDWELL CANYON TRAIL, OROVILLE
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
OROVILLE-QUINCY ROAD 17000-17046, MEADOW VALLEY
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
RIVER BLUFF DRIVE 39, OROVILLE
Lower Feather Watershed, California
SALMON LAKE ROAD 1500, SIERRA CITY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
LOAFER CREEK ROAD, OROVILLE
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
PLUMAS COUNTY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
VOLCANIC LEGACY SCENIC BYWAY, CALIFORNIA
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
SALMON LAKE -BOAT RAMP BOATING SITE
Upper Yuba Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

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

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Moore Road Park

Portola City Park

Wilderness Lassen Volcanic

DeGarmo Park

Wilderness Caribou

Chester Park

Cinder Flats Wildlife Area

Cedar Drive

Wilderness Thousand Lakes

Lassen Volcanic National Park

                                                                                                                       
                                               
TERMINAL GEYSER
The Terminal Geyser is a popular point of interest in California's Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is a unique hydrothermal feature that erupts every few minutes, shooting a plume of ...
BUTTE CREEK
The Butte Creek is a crucial tributary of the Sacramento River, located in the Upper Butte watershed of California. This creek is known for its diverse habitats, including riparian forests, ...
WASHINGTON OVERLOOK OBSERVATION SITE
MOUNT. ARARAT
ALPHA OMEGA OBSERVATION SITE
DIAMOND POINT
Diamond Point is a must-visit point of interest for anyone traveling to California's national parks. Located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, this scenic spot offers breathtaking views of the surrounding ...
BUCKS LAKE WILDERNESS
KOHM YAH-MAH-NEE VISITOR CENTER
The Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee Visitor Center is located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. It is a must-visit point of interest for anyone who wants to explore and experience the beauty ...
UPPER RIDGE
The Upper Ridge is a scenic area located in the Upper Butte watershed of California. This region is known for its diverse flora and fauna, including oak woodlands, chaparral, and ...
DEVIL'S KITCHEN
The Devil's Kitchen is a popular point of interest in California's Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is a geothermal area located in the park's southern region and is known for ...

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