Mountain Meadows

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

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.

June 15, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.63%
Percent of Normal 89%
Minimum 50 acre-ft
Maximum 89,729 acre-ft
Average 17,737 acre-ft

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Popular Camping Destinations

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Beale AFB Military Numerous 155 ft
Ahart 12 5,341 ft
French Meadows 75 5,330 ft
Big Reservoir 19 4,161 ft
Bear River County Park 23 1,749 ft
Giant Gap 35 3,686 ft
Lewis 40 5,280 ft
Kaspian 9 6,276 ft
Robinson Flat 14 6,696 ft
Mineral Bar - Auburn State Rec Area 18 1,167 ft

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