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California Santa Ana Watershed

Lake Mathews

June 6 2023

170,037 acre-ft

+0.11% today
115% of Normal High

Water storage levels at Lake Mathews are currently 170,037 acre-ft, about 115% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 147,581.5acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2020 was 2023-04-22 when levels reached 170,617 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2020-12-29 when levels receded to 84,983 acre-ft.

Lake Mathews is a reservoir located in Riverside County, California. It was first created in 1939 and serves as a crucial source of water for over 1 million people in Southern California. The lake has a storage capacity of over 182,000 acre-feet and receives water from the Colorado River and snowpack melt from the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains. The lake is also fed by several smaller streams and springs, including Temescal Creek and Cajalco Creek. Lake Mathews is an essential water source for local agriculture and is used for irrigation purposes. Additionally, the lake offers recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping. It is also home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles and bobcats.

Geolocation -117.460, 33.833
Elevation 1,404 ft
Storage 24hr Change 0.11%
Percent of Normal 115%
Minimum 84,983 acre-ft
Maximum 170,617 acre-ft
Average 147,582 acre-ft
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