Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California North Fork Feather Watershed

Butt Valley

June 6 2023

36,879 acre-ft

-0.87% today
89% of Normal Low

Water storage levels at Butt Valley are currently 36,879 acre-ft, about 89% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 41,626.89acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2013-02-06 when levels reached 940,785 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2012-08-20 when levels receded to 21 acre-ft.

Butt Valley is a reservoir located in Plumas County, California. The lake was created in 1921 when the Butt Valley Dam was built on the North Fork Feather River. The hydrology of the area is controlled by the dam, which is managed by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The North Fork Feather River, as well as several smaller streams, provide surface flow to the reservoir. The area receives significant snowfall during the winter months, with snowpack from the surrounding mountains contributing to the water supply. Agriculture is not a significant industry in the area, but the lake is a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping.

Geolocation -121.174, 40.148
Elevation 4,144 ft
Storage 24hr Change -0.87%
Percent of Normal 89%
Minimum 21 acre-ft
Maximum 940,785 acre-ft
Average 41,627 acre-ft
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