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California Upper Yuba Watershed

Lake Fordyce Near Cisco

June 6 2023

40,539 acre-ft

+1.88% today
109% of Normal Normal

Water storage levels at Lake Fordyce Near Cisco are currently 40,539 acre-ft, about 109% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 36,931.67acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2019 was 2020-06-14 when levels reached 47,601 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-10-23 when levels receded to 2,687 acre-ft.

Lake Fordyce is a reservoir located near Cisco in California. The lake was created in 1955 by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for hydroelectric power generation. The lake has a surface area of 175 acres and is fed by the Fordyce Creek and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada mountains. The lake provides water for irrigation and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The lake is also home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. The area surrounding the lake has a rich history of gold mining and was once a popular destination for miners during the California Gold Rush. Today, the lake remains a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and offers stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Geolocation -120.494, 39.379
Elevation 6,290 ft
Storage 24hr Change 1.88%
Percent of Normal 109%
Minimum 2,687 acre-ft
Maximum 47,601 acre-ft
Average 36,932 acre-ft
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