Capacity: 185,000 acre feet
Irrigation water stored June 23, 2015: 50,905 acre feet
Kaweah River Flow, June 24, 2015: 546 cfs (cubic feet/second)
Roughly speaking, 25% of normal.
June 27, 2011
Lake Kaweah, behind Terminus Dam, has only 4-5 more feet to go to get to the reservoir’s high-water mark. The river peaked at about 5,600 cfs for an hour on June 16th, but for 24 hours, cumulatively, June 22nd recorded the highest flow amid four 100º days. Currently about 2,200 cfs inflow to Lake Kaweah, 2,100 cfs outflow. Dry Creek has dropped to 14 cfs, but a lot of water yet for this time of year.
Not looking good at all. 😦 hope you get rain soon.
We’re just going to have endure the summer and hope we have enough water for our cattle. We’re already checking our depleting stock water once a week. This is the fourth year of drought, unprecedented in the recorded history of California — new ground for man and beast. No real rain expected until November.
Yes, have been hearing about the drought. Very hard times & very worrying when you have livestock 😦
I pray for an early El Nino to hit late September or October. Hard to imagine what a 5th year would be like.