FRENCH MEADOWS

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

French Meadows


April 16, 2024

96,037 acre-ft

+1.1% today
120% of Normal High

Water storage levels at French Meadows are currently 96,037 acre-ft, about 120% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 79,507acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2006-06-06 when levels reached 135,980 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2015-12-05 when levels receded to 37,277 acre-ft. View historical levels.

French Meadows is a beautiful area located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The area has a rich history dating back to the Native American tribes that once lived there. The hydrology of French Meadows is fed by the American River and several nearby creeks. The surface flow is provided by the Middle Fork of the American River, which runs through the area. The snowpack is primarily provided by the nearby mountains, which receive heavy snowfall during the winter months. The area is known for its recreational opportunities, including camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. There are also several agricultural activities in the area, including grazing and farming. French Meadows is a beautiful and important area of California that provides many benefits to the state and its inhabitants.



Geolocation -120.468, 39.112
Elevation 5,263 ft
Storage 24hr Change 1.1%
Percent of Normal 120%
Minimum 37,277 acre-ft
2015-12-05
Maximum 135,980 acre-ft
2006-06-06
Average 79,507 acre-ft

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Area Boat Ramps

SMOKEY LANE 44-50, ALLEGHANY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
WOODCAMP ACCESS ROAD NEVADA COUNTY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
MEADOW LAKE ROAD NEVADA COUNTY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
HENNESS PASS ROAD, SIERRAVILLE
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
SALMON LAKE ROAD 1500, SIERRA CITY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
SALMON LAKE -BOAT RAMP BOATING SITE
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
PENINSULA ROAD, STRAWBERRY VALLEY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
PLUMAS COUNTY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
CAPT ROBERTS BOATING SITE
Truckee Watershed, California
SARDINE LAKE ROAD 990, SIERRA CITY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

HEADWATERS TO MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle 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
HEADWATERS TO BUCKS LAKE
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, Nevada
CARIBOU RESERVOIR TO BELDON
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
SILVER LAKE TO MEADOW VALLEY
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
ROCK CREEK DAM TO CRESTA RESERVOIR
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
NF BOUNDARY TO CONFLUENCE WITH NORTH FORK FEATHER RIVER
North Fork Feather Watershed, California

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Newlands Circle

Mogul Park

Lundsford Park

Rainbow Ridge Park

Idlewild Park

Glendale Park

Rock Park

Oxbow Park

Wilderness Bucks Lake

Portola City Park

                                                                                                                       
                                               
ANGORA RIDGE
WASHINGTON OVERLOOK OBSERVATION SITE
HERMIT VALLEY
KYBURZ MARSH WATCHABLE WILDLIFE SITE
ALPHA OMEGA OBSERVATION SITE

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