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Idaho North Fork Payette Watershed

Payette Lake At Mccall Id

June 6 2023

6 ft

+1.68% today
105% of Normal Normal

Water gage height, ft levels at Payette Lake At Mccall Id are currently 6 ft, about 105% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 6.28ft.

Maximum recorded Gage height, ft since record keeping began in 2007 was 2010-06-05 when levels reached 7.72 ft. Lowest recorded Gage height, ft was 2021-03-18 when levels receded to 0.86 ft.

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.

Geolocation -116.118, 44.912
Elevation 4,990 ft
Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 1.68%
Percent of Normal 105%
Minimum 0.86 ft
Maximum 7.72 ft
Average 6 ft
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