Clear Lake’s dropping water level

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Clear Lake’s dropping water level

Postby WB Staff » Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:14 pm

Marine Patrol moves its boats due to low water; Water Resources looks at ramp extensions, seeks help identifying lake hazards

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The low water level on Clear Lake in Lake County, California, is making rocks and hazards more prominent. Photo courtesy of Kevin Odom/Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol.


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Clear Lake’s dropping water level isn’t just presenting challenges to boaters and causing ramp closures, it’s now making it harder for the Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol to keep its boats on the water, and county officials are asking for help in identifying hazards on the lake.

Clear Lake’s level was -1.54 feet Rumsey, the special measure for the lake, early Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey, or USGS, gauge.

For context, a mean of daily mean values for water years of record for 1913 to 2021 based on USGS data, puts the daily mean lake level for Aug. 27 at 2.31 feet Rumsey.

In 2014, the last serious drought year the state experienced, the lowest recorded lake level was -0.83 feet Rumsey.

The lowest level for Clear Lake in the 1977 drought year was -3.39 feet Rumsey, but the lowest lake depth recorded, -3.50 feet Rumsey, was in September 1920, the USGS reported.

FULL STORY: https://www.lakeconews.com/news/70146-m ... ke-hazards

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