Lake Panorama at Panora

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lake Panorama is a man-made reservoir located in Panora, Iowa. It was created in the 1960s by damming the Middle Raccoon River. The lake has a surface area of over 1,600 acres and a maximum depth of 50 feet. It is primarily used for recreation, including boating, fishing, and swimming. The lake is also a popular destination for golfers, with two golf courses located on its shores. The hydrology of the lake is supported by a variety of surface water sources, including runoff from surrounding land, as well as snowmelt and precipitation. Agriculture is a significant land use in the area, with corn and soybeans being the primary crops grown in the region. The lake provides important habitat for a variety of aquatic species, including walleye, largemouth bass, and northern pike.

June 14, 2024







Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 40.96 ft
Maximum 46.56 ft
Average 46 ft
Dam_Height 70
Drainage_Area 440
Year_Completed 1969
Nid_Storage 60200
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 1260
Hazard_Potential Significant
Dam_Length 815
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 70

Explore the Interactive Map

View recreational hotspots like fishing, camping, and parks, alongside climate-related data such as river levels, snowpack, and weather forecasts. Enjoy 3D mapping for an immersive experience, and switch to satellite view for a detailed look at your favorite spots. Simply click, explore, and discover nature like never before!

5-Day Weather Forecast

16-Day Weather Forecast

Nearby Streamgauges


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second


Cubic Feet Per Second

Explore Nearby Places

Heskell Park

Haskell Park is a beautiful and serene natural area located in the state of Iowa. This park is a great destination for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy some peaceful time in nature. There are many reasons why visitors should consider visiting Haskell Park. One of the main draws of the park is the stunning scenery. The park is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, and wildlife, making it a great place for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. There are also several hiking trails throughout the park that offer visitors the ...