Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Lake Tahoe Watershed

Echo Lake

June 6 2023

1 acre-ft

0% today
50% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Echo Lake are currently 1 acre-ft, about 50% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 2acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2021 was 2021-05-08 when levels reached 2 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-04-15 when levels receded to 1 acre-ft.

Echo Lake is a small alpine lake located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The lake has a long history of recreational use, with the Echo Chalet resort opening in the early 1900s. The lake serves as an important source of water for the surrounding areas, with its hydrology primarily fed by surface flow and snowpack melt. The Upper American River Project manages the reservoir and dam, which provides hydroelectric power to the area. The lake also serves as a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities such as fishing, camping, and hiking available. The surrounding forests are home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, and mule deer. Agriculture in the area includes small-scale farming and ranching, while the lake also supports recreational activities such as swimming and boating.

Geolocation -120.037, 38.831
Elevation 7,420 ft
Storage 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 50%
Minimum 1 acre-ft
Maximum 2 acre-ft
Average 2 acre-ft


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