PAYETTE LAKE AT MCCALL ID

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Payette Lake, located in McCall, Idaho, is a natural glacial lake that was first discovered in the early 1800s. The lake has a surface area of 5,330 acres and a maximum depth of 392 feet. The hydrology of the lake is primarily fed by snowmelt and precipitation from surrounding mountain ranges, with the Payette River being the main outlet.

Specific surface flow providers include the North Fork and the South Fork, both of which contribute to the overall water quality of the lake. The snowpack, which is the primary source of water for the lake, is monitored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The lake is used for a variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, and swimming, and is also an important source of water for agriculture in the surrounding area.

June 15, 2024

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Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 110%
Minimum 0.86 ft
2021-03-18
Maximum 7.72 ft
2010-06-05
Average 6 ft
Dam_Height 13.3
Hydraulic_Height 7.3
Drainage_Area 144
Year_Completed 1943
Nid_Storage 41000
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 5337
Hazard_Potential Significant
Outlet_Gates None
River_Or_Stream NORTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER PAYETTE RIVER
Dam_Length 168
Nid_Height 13

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Cubic Feet Per Second

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Ponderosa State Park


Ponderosa State Park is a 1,515-acre park located in McCall, Idaho. It is known for its picturesque views of Payette Lake and the surrounding mountains, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. One of the main attractions of the park is its hiking trails, which offer a range of difficulties and lengths. The most popular trail is the Lakeshore Trail, which runs along the edge of Payette Lake. Visitors can also enjoy swimming and boating in the lake during the summer months. In addition to outdoor activities, Ponderosa State Park offers interpretive programs, guided hikes, and other educational opportunities. ...