LAKE MATHEWS

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

Lake Mathews


April 16, 2024

143,366 acre-ft

-0.07% today
99% of Normal Normal

Water storage levels at Lake Mathews are currently 143,366 acre-ft, about 99% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 145,612.33acre-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. View historical levels.

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 -0.07%
Percent of Normal 99%
Minimum 84,983 acre-ft
2020-12-29
Maximum 170,617 acre-ft
2023-04-22
Average 145,612 acre-ft
Nid_Height 264
Hydraulic_Height 250
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Drainage_Area 40
Year_Completed 1938
Dam_Height 264
River_Or_Stream Tr Cajalco Creek
Surface_Area 2750
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 182000
Dam_Length 6522

Weather Outlook



16 Day Long Term Forecast

Seasonal Comparison


Rafting & Kayaking

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CROUCH RANCH TO MORENA RESERVOIR
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PALM CANYON
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SANTA MARGARITA RIVER
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MISSION CREEK
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SANTA MARGARITA RIVER
Santa Margarita Watershed, California
DEVIL CANYON TRIBUTARY TO SAN MATEO CREEK
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FOREST BOUNDARY, ABOVE ZOO CREEK BELOW SPILLWAY (S1/2, SEC 3, T11S, R2E) TO LA JOLLA INDIAN RESERVATION BOUNDARY (N1/2, SEC 31, T10S, R2E)
San Luis Rey-Escondido Watershed, California
SAN MATEO WILDERNESS BOUNDARY TO NF BOUNDARY WITH CAMP PENDLETON
Aliso-San Onofre Watershed, California

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Devils Punchbowl Park

Hesperia Community Park

Lime Street Park/Community Center

Hesperia Civic Plaza Park

Wilderness Pleasant View Ridge

Timberlane Park

Palm Street Park

Mendel Park

Hollyvale Park

Midway Park

                                                                                                                       
                                               
MOUNTAIN HOME VILLAGE SCENIC OVERLOOK
LAKE SILVERWOOD SCENIC OVERLOOK
HEAPS PEAK ARBORETUM DAY USE AREA
CHAPARRAL NEIGHBORHOODS NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
RED ROCK SCENIC OVERLOOK
SUMMIT SCENIC OVERLOOK

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