Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Upper Yuba Watershed

French Lake

June 6 2023

14,212 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at French Lake are currently 14,212 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 2022-06-12 when levels reached 14,278 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-10-19 when levels receded to 6,527 acre-ft.

French Lake is a natural lake located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Its history dates back to the 1800s when it was used by miners and loggers to transport goods. The hydrology of French Lake is unique due to its location at the foot of a steep mountain range. The lake is fed by specific surface flow and snowpack providers, including the nearby Carson Pass and Meiss Meadows. The lake is also a vital source of irrigation for the surrounding agricultural lands. Recreational activities such as fishing and hiking are popular among visitors to French Lake. The area is home to a variety of wildlife including black bears, mountain lions, and deer. Today, French Lake remains an important natural resource for the local community and a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Geolocation -120.544, 39.440
Elevation 6,664 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 6,527 acre-ft
Maximum 14,278 acre-ft
Average acre-ft
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