FERN RIDGE LAKE NEAR ELMIRA

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Fern Ridge Lake, located near Elmira, Oregon, was created in 1942 by the Army Corps of Engineers as a flood control measure. The lake covers 9,000 acres and has a capacity of 52,000 acre-feet of water. The hydrology of the lake is influenced by the Long Tom River, which provides surface flow, and the Coast Range Mountains, which contribute to the snowpack. The lake is used for a variety of recreational activities, including boating, fishing, and camping, as well as irrigation for nearby agricultural land. The lake's ecosystem is also home to a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl and fish species such as bass and crappie.

July 19, 2024

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.01%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 351.96 ft
2021-12-02
Maximum 374.43 ft
2023-12-04
Average 372 ft
Dam_Height 46
Hydraulic_Height 40
Drainage_Area 275
Year_Completed 1941
Nid_Storage 121000
Structural_Height 49
River_Or_Stream LONG TOM RIVER
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 9360
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 6610
Nid_Height 49

Regional Streamflow

1080

Cubic Feet Per Second

1850

Cubic Feet Per Second

945

Cubic Feet Per Second

131

Cubic Feet Per Second

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