Tulloch Lake Lower Than Ever? Drawdown Info

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Tulloch Lake Lower Than Ever? Drawdown Info

Postby WB Staff » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:04 pm

If it looks like Lake Tulloch is as low as it has ever been, it is because it might well be.

Tulloch at one point brimmed at nearly 510 feet above sea level during last year’s recreational season, which runs from Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day holiday. This month the drawdown level will bottom the reservoir out, so to speak, at 475 feet.

Tri-Dam Project License Compliance Coordinator Susan Larson, admits, in the nearly 30 years she has been around the reservoir she has not seen it reach this level even during an extended drawdown year, such as this one.

Scheduled every five years, these major drawdowns allow Tri-Dam to conduct compliance chores such as dam safety inspections, testing and maintenance. This month, as Tulloch reaches its maximum down state, it will remain so for up to four weeks before the fill schedule begins, although plans are, of course, subject to change in the event of storm events and heavy precipitation.

In Oroville’s Wake, More Dam Testing

“California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) personnel will be onsite later this month to perform inspections at the dam along with Tri-Dam staff,” Larson reports. She confides...

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Re: Tulloch Lake Lower Than Ever? Drawdown Info

Postby Pat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:39 pm

A great time to go out and walk around with your hand held GPS and collect some waypoints on rocks, stumps etc.!

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Re: Tulloch Lake Lower Than Ever? Drawdown Info

Postby monte300 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:59 pm

That's not a very big lake when it's full!

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