Storage Levels Hydrology Weather

California Santa Margarita Watershed

Vail Lake

June 6 2023

16,879 acre-ft

None% today
None% of Normal Very Low

Water storage levels at Vail Lake are currently 16,879 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 2023-05-11 when levels reached 17,182 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2022-12-10 when levels receded to 7,686 acre-ft.

Vail Lake is a reservoir located in southern California, United States. The lake was created in 1948 after the construction of the Vail Lake Dam on Temecula Creek. Vail Lake is primarily fed by Temecula Creek, which is a tributary of Santa Margarita River. The lake is an important source of water for the surrounding agricultural lands and serves as a recreational destination. Its hydrology is affected by the surface flow from Temecula Creek and by snowpack from the nearby mountains. The lake is surrounded by a variety of recreational facilities, including camping areas, picnic sites, and hiking trails. Water-based activities, such as fishing, boating, and swimming, are also popular among visitors. The lake also plays a significant role in supporting the local agricultural industry by providing irrigation water.

Geolocation -116.976, 33.496
Elevation 1,470 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 7,686 acre-ft
Maximum 17,182 acre-ft
Average acre-ft


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