Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Mad-Redwood Watershed

Ruth Dam

June 9 2023

64,050 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Ruth Dam are currently 64,050 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 2022 was 2023-01-10 when levels reached 68,320 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2023-03-31 when levels receded to 9,351 acre-ft.

Ruth Dam is located in northern California and was completed in 1958. The dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation to provide irrigation water to the Central Valley Project. The dam is an earthfill structure with a height of 117 feet and a length of 540 feet. The reservoir created by the dam has a capacity of 50,500 acre-feet of water. The hydrology of the Ruth Dam is influenced by the nearby Sacramento River and the surrounding mountains. The dam is a significant provider of surface flow and snowpack for the area, which supports agricultural and recreational activities. The water from the reservoir is used for irrigation of crops such as almonds, walnuts, and rice. Additionally, the reservoir provides opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping.

Geolocation -123.433, 40.367
Elevation 2,675 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 9,351 acre-ft
Maximum 68,320 acre-ft
Average acre-ft
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