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Snowpack & Reservoir Levels, More Information

Key: Snowpack & Reservoir Levels, modified to show Surcharge/Flood Pool

EXPLANATION OF LEGEND LABELS:

Facility Name: Name of dam or reservoir.

% total capacity – Percentage of total storage capacity used by water currently stored in the reservoir.

% daily historical average – Amount of water currently stored in the reservoir, as compared to historical levels on this date (25-year average).

Total Capacity in thousands of acre-feet (kaf) – Total capacity of the reservoir in thousands of acre-feet* (kaf) <more information>.

Flood (control) capacity in thousands of acre-feet (kaf) – Reservoir capacity allocated to the sole purpose of regulating flood inflows to reduce flood damage downstream <more information>.

Outflow in cubic feet per second (cfs) – This is the total discharge from the reservoir including releases from the river outlet works, canal outlet, municipal outlet, power plant, spillway, and any other releases which might apply.

% daily historical average snowpack – Current snowpack (in snow-water equivalents) as compared to historical levels on this date (10-year average)


*An acre-foot = 325,851 gallons, or the amount of water needed to cover 1 acre (43,560 square feet) 1 foot deep.



Last Updated: March 6, 2013
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