Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Pajaro Watershed

Elmer J Chesbro Reservoir

June 6 2023

7,805 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Elmer J Chesbro Reservoir are currently 7,805 acre-ft, about None% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately Noneacre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2021 was 2023-05-02 when levels reached 8,049 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-12-11 when levels receded to 534 acre-ft.

Elmer J Chesbro Reservoir is a man-made reservoir in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The reservoir was created by the construction of a dam across the Fresno River in 1928. The hydrology of the reservoir is primarily fed by the snowpack in the surrounding mountains and relies on surface flow from the Fresno River. The reservoir provides water to agriculturally rich areas in Madera County such as the Chowchilla and Madera Irrigation districts. The reservoir is also a popular recreation destination for fishing, boating, and camping. The surrounding Sierra National Forest offers hiking trails and scenic views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains. The reservoir has a capacity of 85,000 acre-feet and is operated by the Madera Irrigation District.

Geolocation -121.693, 37.117
Elevation 394 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 534 acre-ft
Maximum 8,049 acre-ft
Average acre-ft


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