Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Mccloud Watershed

Lake Mccloud

June 6 2023

28,381 acre-ft

-0.29% today
118% of Normal High

Water storage levels at Lake Mccloud are currently 28,381 acre-ft, about 118% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 24,001.33acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2020 was 2023-05-15 when levels reached 30,169 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2023-01-20 when levels receded to 13,794 acre-ft.

Lake McCloud, located in Northern California, was formed in 1965 by the construction of the McCloud River Dam. The lake is fed by surface flows from the McCloud River and snowpack in the surrounding mountains. The hydrology of the lake is managed by the McCloud River Watermaster and is used for agricultural irrigation, municipal water supply, and hydropower generation. The lake is also a popular recreational destination for boating, fishing, and camping. The surrounding area is home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, black bears, and trout. In recent years, concern has been raised about the impact of climate change on the snowpack providers and the potential for reduced water availability in the future.

Geolocation -122.074, 41.135
Elevation 2,700 ft
Storage 24hr Change -0.29%
Percent of Normal 118%
Minimum 13,794 acre-ft
Maximum 30,169 acre-ft
Average 24,001 acre-ft
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