Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Upper Mokelumne Watershed

Lower Bear

June 9 2023

52,174 acre-ft

-0.3% today
114% of Normal High

Water storage levels at Lower Bear are currently 52,174 acre-ft, about 114% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 45,414acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2019 was 2023-06-07 when levels reached 52,330 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-03-16 when levels receded to 5,774 acre-ft.

Lower Bear in California is a river that flows through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and into the Sacramento River. The river has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 10,000 years. The hydrology of the Lower Bear River is influenced by the snowmelt from the surrounding mountains, as well as by rainfall. There are several specific surface flow and snowpack providers in the area, including the Yuba River, the Feather River, and the Sierra Nevada snowpack. The Lower Bear River is used for agricultural purposes, with irrigation systems drawing water from the river, and also for recreational activities such as fishing and rafting. Due to the importance of the Lower Bear River for both human and ecological purposes, efforts have been made to protect and preserve the river and its ecosystem.

Geolocation -120.257, 38.538
Elevation 5,824 ft
Storage 24hr Change -0.3%
Percent of Normal 114%
Minimum 5,774 acre-ft
Maximum 52,330 acre-ft
Average 45,414 acre-ft
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