Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Lower Pit Watershed

Lake Britton

June 6 2023

34,201 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Lake Britton are currently 34,201 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 2022-01-08 when levels reached 38,245 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2022-07-19 when levels receded to 33,619 acre-ft.

Lake Britton is a man-made reservoir located in Northern California, created in 1926 by damming the Pit River. It is fed by various streams, including Burney Creek and Clark Creek, as well as snowmelt from the surrounding mountains. The lake's hydrology is regulated by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which uses the water for hydroelectric power generation. Agriculture in the area relies on water from the Pit River and its tributaries. The lake is also a popular recreational destination, offering fishing, boating, camping, and hiking opportunities. It is known for its clear water and scenic beauty, with the Lassen National Forest and volcanic peaks of Mount Shasta visible from its shores.

Geolocation -121.676, 41.022
Elevation 2,744 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 33,619 acre-ft
Maximum 38,245 acre-ft
Average acre-ft


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