Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California North Fork Feather Watershed

Mountain Meadows

June 9 2023

21,779 acre-ft

-0.5% today
119% of Normal High

Water storage levels at Mountain Meadows are currently 21,779 acre-ft, about 119% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 18,156.47acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2020-08-27 when levels reached 89,729 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2015-09-13 when levels receded to 50 acre-ft.

Mountain meadows in California are unique ecosystems that provide critical hydrological functions such as water storage, filtration, and release. These meadows are also important habitat for a variety of wildlife and plants. Historically, many of these meadows were used for agriculture and grazing, which often resulted in significant degradation. However, efforts are now underway to restore these important ecosystems. The hydrology of mountain meadows is complex, with specific surface flow and snowpack providers contributing to the water supply. Snowpack provides a large portion of the water in the spring and summer, while specific surface flow occurs when groundwater discharges onto the surface, resulting in the formation of a stream. Agricultural uses of mountain meadows have decreased in recent years, but some grazing still occurs. Recreational uses include hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Overall, mountain meadows are important ecosystems that provide essential hydrological functions and habitat for wildlife.

Geolocation -121.017, 40.283
Elevation 5,046 ft
Storage 24hr Change -0.5%
Percent of Normal 119%
Minimum 50 acre-ft
Maximum 89,729 acre-ft
Average 18,156 acre-ft
Nearby Reservoirs
Lake Britton
Santa Margarita Lake
Whale Rock
Lake San Antonio
Los Banos Dam
San Luis Reservoir (State)
San Luis Reservoir (Federal)
San Luis Reservoir
Uvas Reservoir


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