LAKE CHELAN AT PURPLE POINT AT STEHEKIN

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Washington Reservoirs Lake Chelan Watershed

Lake Chelan At Purple Point At Stehekin

RESERVOIR REPORT
February 20 2024

1,089 ft

0% today
100% of Normal Normal

Water elevation of reservoir water surface above datum, ft levels at Lake Chelan At Purple Point At Stehekin are currently 1,089 ft, about 100% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 1,087.8ft. Maximum recorded Elevation of reservoir water surface above datum, ft since record keeping began in 2019 was 2020-07-21 when levels reached 1,099.55 ft. Lowest recorded Elevation of reservoir water surface above datum, ft was 2023-03-31 when levels receded to 1,084.62 ft. View historical levels.

Lake Chelan at Purple Point in Stehekin, WA is a popular recreational area that has a rich history and unique hydrology. The lake is over 50 miles long and is fed by snowpack from the surrounding mountains, including the North Cascades. The lake's surface flow is primarily from the Stehekin River, which runs through the valley and into the lake. The snowpack providers for the lake include the North Cascades National Park and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The area was historically used by the Native American tribes who fished and hunted in the area. Today, the lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and camping. The area also supports some agriculture, including orchards and vineyards.

Geolocation -120.014, 47.835
Elevation 1,093.1 ft
Elevation Of Reservoir Water Surface Above Datum, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 1,084.62 ft
2023-03-31
Maximum 1,099.55 ft
2020-07-21
Average 1,088 ft
AREA SURFACE FLOWS
Streamgauge Streamflow Stage
METHOW RIVER ABOVE GOAT CREEK NEAR MAZAMA 171 cfs 13.8 ft
OKANOGAN RIVER NEAR TONASKET 1,020 cfs 4.8 ft
CHIWAWA RIVER NEAR PLAIN 205 cfs 4.3 ft
METHOW RIVER NEAR PATEROS 790 cfs 2.4 ft
CHELAN RIVER AT CHELAN 80 cfs 7.1 ft
ENTIAT RIVER NEAR ARDENVOIR 171 cfs 1.8 ft
OKANOGAN RIVER AT MALOTT 1,340 cfs 3.5 ft

Historical Data

ELEVATION OF RESERVOIR WATER SURFACE ABOVE DATUM, FT

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