SPAULDING LAKE

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

Spaulding Lake


April 20, 2024

68,254 acre-ft

+0.48% today
132% of Normal High

Water storage levels at Spaulding Lake are currently 68,254 acre-ft, about 132% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 51,581acre-ft. Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2019 was 2023-07-08 when levels reached 74,612 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2020-10-14 when levels receded to 161 acre-ft. View historical levels.

Spaulding Lake, located in California, is a man-made reservoir with a rich history. It was created in the 1960s to provide water for the surrounding areas, including Sacramento, Yuba, and Placer counties. The lake is fed by the Yuba River and a series of canals and ditches. The hydrology of the lake is closely monitored to ensure a sustainable water supply. The lake relies on snowpack from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and surface water flows from the Yuba River for its water supply. The lake is used for agricultural purposes, including irrigation for crops such as rice, and also provides recreational opportunities such as boating and fishing. The lake and its surrounding areas are home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, and black bears.



Geolocation -120.641, 39.329
Elevation 5,013 ft
Storage 24hr Change 0.48%
Percent of Normal 132%
Minimum 161 acre-ft
2020-10-14
Maximum 74,612 acre-ft
2023-07-08
Average 51,581 acre-ft
Nid_Height 42
Hydraulic_Height 39.5
Year_Completed 1916
Dam_Height 42
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 41
River_Or_Stream South Yuba River
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Surface_Area 698
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 10
Nid_Storage 74773
Dam_Length 309

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Area Boat Ramps

OROVILLE-QUINCY ROAD 17000-17046, MEADOW VALLEY
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
SALMON LAKE -BOAT RAMP BOATING SITE
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
PENINSULA ROAD, STRAWBERRY VALLEY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
PLUMAS COUNTY
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
MEADOW LAKE ROAD NEVADA COUNTY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
SMOKEY LANE 44-50, ALLEGHANY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
PLUMAS COUNTY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
SARDINE LAKE ROAD 990, SIERRA CITY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
SALMON LAKE ROAD 1500, SIERRA CITY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
HENNESS PASS ROAD, SIERRAVILLE
Upper Yuba Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
BUTTE CREEK
Upper Butte Watershed, California
SILVER LAKE TO MEADOW VALLEY
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
BIG CHICO CREEK
Mill-Big Chico Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE WITH EAST AND WEST BRANCHES OF NELSON CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO BUCKS LAKE
North Fork Feather Watershed, California
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, Nevada
ROCK CREEK DAM TO CRESTA RESERVOIR
North Fork Feather Watershed, California

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Portola City Park

Cedar Drive

North Valleys Regional Park

Verdi School Park

Rainbow Ridge Park

Martin L King Jr Memorial Park

Wilderness Bucks Lake

Honey Lake Wildlife Area

Chester Park

Mogul Park

                                                                                                                       
                                               
KYBURZ MARSH WATCHABLE WILDLIFE SITE
MOUNT. ARARAT
ALPHA OMEGA OBSERVATION SITE
WASHINGTON OVERLOOK OBSERVATION SITE
BUCKS LAKE WILDERNESS

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