Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Middle Fork Feather Watershed

Sly Creek

June 6 2023

53,744 acre-ft

-0.55% today
98% of Normal Normal

Water storage levels at Sly Creek are currently 53,744 acre-ft, about 98% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 55,320.21acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2005-05-30 when levels reached 64,470 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2010-01-04 when levels receded to 9,540 acre-ft.

Sly Creek Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. The history of the reservoir began in 1960 when the Feather River Hydroelectric Project was constructed. The reservoir is primarily used to generate hydroelectric power, store water for downstream agricultural and municipal use, and provide recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The Sly Creek watershed, which feeds the reservoir, is predominantly forested and consists of granite outcrops and meadows. The watershed is also home to several important plant and animal species, including the Pacific fisher and northern goshawk. The reservoir’s primary source of water is from snowpack, which typically begins to melt in April and peaks in May or June. The reservoir is a vital component of California’s water supply system and plays an important role in meeting the state’s water demands.

Geolocation -121.116, 39.584
Elevation 3,536 ft
Storage 24hr Change -0.55%
Percent of Normal 98%
Minimum 9,540 acre-ft
Maximum 64,470 acre-ft
Average 55,320 acre-ft


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