Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Salinas Watershed


June 6 2023

353,543 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Nacimiento are currently 353,543 acre-ft, about None% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately Noneacre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2021 was 2023-05-01 when levels reached 360,636 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2021-12-12 when levels receded to 33,473 acre-ft.

Nacimiento Reservoir is located in Monterey County, California and was formed by the Nacimiento Dam in 1957. The reservoir has a capacity of 377,900 acre-feet and serves primarily as a water source for the Salinas Valley, which is an important agricultural region in California. The reservoir's hydrology is primarily fed by surface flow from the Nacimiento River, as well as snowpack melt from the surrounding Santa Lucia Mountains. The reservoir is also used for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and camping. The surrounding terrain provides ample opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. The reservoir is managed by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency and is an important source of water for the region's agriculture and urban needs.

Geolocation -120.884, 35.758
Elevation 784 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 33,473 acre-ft
Maximum 360,636 acre-ft
Average acre-ft


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