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California Tulare-Buena Vista Lakes Watershed

Pine Flat Dam

June 6 2023

547,211 acre-ft

+1.95% today
82% of Normal Low

Water storage levels at Pine Flat Dam are currently 547,211 acre-ft, about 82% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 672,391.74acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2017-06-27 when levels reached 998,852 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2014-08-24 when levels receded to 111,270 acre-ft.

Pine Flat Dam is located in California's Central Valley and was built in 1954 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control floodwaters and provide irrigation water for agriculture. The dam impounds the Kings River to create Pine Flat Lake, which has become a popular spot for boating, fishing, and camping. The hydrology of the area is heavily influenced by the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which provides a significant source of water for the dam during the spring melt. The Kings River Watershed also contributes to the dam's water supply, with several tributaries flowing into the main stem. Pine Flat Dam is critical for supporting agriculture in the Central Valley, with water from the dam being used to irrigate crops such as almonds, citrus, and grapes.

Geolocation -119.325, 36.833
Elevation 970 ft
Storage 24hr Change 1.95%
Percent of Normal 82%
Minimum 111,270 acre-ft
Maximum 998,852 acre-ft
Average 672,392 acre-ft
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