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Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       01-21-2010, 5:54 PM Reply   
Starting to look like trouble for all you guys out west. Please tell me your lakes are at least filling up with all this rain!
Old     (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-21-2010, 6:01 PM Reply   
Lakes suck!
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-21-2010, 6:22 PM Reply   
All I know is Shasta better be filling. I dont want to miss the Shasta trip for a third year in a row due to low lake levels. I say let it keep raining cuz after three dry winters we have some cathing up to do.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-21-2010, 6:26 PM Reply   
the problem is all the rain in so cal. we would prefer tons of snow in the mountains of northen cali. that would sustain most of us so cal peeps just fine.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-21-2010, 6:31 PM Reply   
The local news (Sac area) said only Black Butte is letting water out. The Sac river came up 12 feet in the last couple of days measured at the Knights Landing bridge.

Now if the debris would clear up by Sunday I could ride the chocolate butter !
Old     (hbguy)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-21-2010, 6:40 PM Reply

Nope. Tanks aren't even 1/2 full.
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-21-2010, 7:12 PM Reply   
I'm pretty sure my lake will be full by Monday.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-21-2010, 7:39 PM Reply   
I looked at the Local water levels Shasta is up like 9 feet from a week or so ago. But still on 46% of full. We need more rain. Keep filling. I know everyone's lake can use it
Old     (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-21-2010, 8:30 PM Reply   
I agree with train, for us in So Cal, this much rain in this short of time has nowhere to go, but right into the ocean

Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that the lakes and reservoirs and the snow pack are filling up north, but being stuck in the house for four days on Wakeworld is beginning to drive me crazy!
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-21-2010, 8:46 PM Reply   
Good luck to you So Cal folks !

You guy's are getting a bunch of rain and everyone is on edge for slides. Hpefully none happen !
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-21-2010, 11:13 PM Reply   
Problem is the lakes will be drained for agriculture by the middle of summer. Someone thinks its more important to feed people than to wakeboard!!
Old     (ktm525)      Join Date: Mar 2009       01-22-2010, 7:30 AM Reply   
We are riding at Berryessa on Saturday 1-23-09. I wonder how far it came up since 2 weeks ago when we were there.
Old     (l1spoogy)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-22-2010, 9:56 AM Reply   
No updates on Berryessa Lake level in the past few days. According to the paper it went from 61% to 65%.

Below is a webcam you can control and look at Pleasure Cove. Its all the way to the right. Just pan over and zoom in. Looks pretty muddy right now.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-22-2010, 10:10 AM Reply   
Our lake has come up significantly, but it will be a couple months at least before we can ride it. Nacimiento has a huge watershed and when it rains it goes up fast. Unfortunately that means it picks up every nasty bit of tree, dock, buoy and floats it in the middle of the lake. Takes months and strong winds to make it doable, even then you are dodging crap.

Bring more rain!!!
Old     (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       01-22-2010, 1:55 PM Reply   
Shasta is up 50' from this time last year and we're still getting rain up here so its looking pretty good.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-27-2010, 1:15 PM Reply   
Good for So Cal (Northen Mexico as I call it)to get water as maybe they can quit mooching water from us up here in Northern Cali.
Old     (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       01-27-2010, 1:22 PM Reply   
"Good for So Cal (Northen Mexico as I call it)"

HAHAHA! I've been calling it that for years. Grew up in SB.

(sweet boat btw Kenny)
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-27-2010, 3:35 PM Reply   
Just about full.

Old     (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       01-27-2010, 3:47 PM Reply   
Nice Walt - my buddie is going up there tomorrow to check on the level for me - now I know. We are way above average here on Clearlake too - almost 4.5 feet above Rumsey and average is just under 3' - can't wait!
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-27-2010, 5:22 PM Reply   
That pic was from last Saturday.
It's around 70% but they are dumping at the dam right now. I'm sure they could top it off in less than a day when they slow the out-flow.
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       01-27-2010, 6:02 PM Reply   
Sonoma is now 100%.

First time in 4 years.
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-27-2010, 6:09 PM Reply   
Maybe Mendo will fill up too.
Old     (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-27-2010, 6:10 PM Reply   
Any updates on Shasta?
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-27-2010, 6:33 PM Reply   
shast still 90 feet down but filling...
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       01-27-2010, 7:27 PM Reply   
Old     (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-27-2010, 9:24 PM Reply   
full by monday, empty by april....
Old     (peter19u)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-28-2010, 9:17 AM Reply
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-28-2010, 10:21 AM Reply   
i had a conversation with the executive legal cousel for the Department of Water Resources the other night ab some of this and he seemed very optimistic ab where the state is heading in regards to its handling of water.

the snowpack is what we should all be concerned ab. not just SoCal but NorCal as well. like others have said the heavy rains are just a short term cure for everything but if we can get a substantial snowpack that can hold through out the summer then we'll be in a much better position.
Old     (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       01-28-2010, 11:10 AM Reply   
Mendo is half full! Ramps are open. Its actually higher right now then it was all last year.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-28-2010, 5:03 PM Reply   
I was on a road trip early this week and passed by mcclure, melones and pedro. I didnt get a great look at mcclure, only a peak, but it still looked very low. Melones and pedro looked to be doing very well. I dont know what percentage they're at but i know from when i have been there in the past durring the summer its about the same if not higher
Old     (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-28-2010, 7:18 PM Reply   
Folsom today! We need a lot more water!!!!Upload
Old     (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-28-2010, 7:22 PM Reply   
I hate resizing pictures. Above is Folsom point launch. This is over by the Hobby rampUpload
Old     (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-28-2010, 7:24 PM Reply   
Looking out at the main body of the lake from the day use at Folsom Point.Upload
Sure would like to ride that butter!!!!
Old     (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-28-2010, 8:24 PM Reply   
I just checked Lake Elsinore. The area got just over 6 inches of rainfall last week, which resulted in a 4 foot rise at the lake.
Old     (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       01-28-2010, 8:39 PM Reply   
Folsom is low lol
Old     (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       01-28-2010, 8:55 PM Reply   
Please bring more water. The higher the lakes get the less people are out on the delta.....
Old     (bfnaci)      Join Date: Dec 2008       01-30-2010, 7:59 PM Reply   
Naci in Central Calif is gaining about 1% per day.
We are at 37% with 15 inches of rain fall so far this year. The knuckle heads at Monterey County Water let 20' out in November after that nice big rain in October. Do you know how much water 20' is on a 14 mile long lake?? Someone explain that?

(Message edited by bfnaci on January 30, 2010)
Old     (bg__dereks_mom)      Join Date: Aug 2009       01-30-2010, 8:34 PM Reply   
Was at a meeting last Sunday with a few board members from MID (Merced Irrigation District.) They are expecting McClure to be almost full this Summer. A lot of snow pack up towards Yosemite. But we will see. Maybe they were just telling us what we wanted to hear.
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-30-2010, 10:20 PM Reply   
Shasta up 13 feet and gaining!
Old     (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-31-2010, 11:26 AM Reply   
It always amazes me how Shasta can fill several feet in a couple days. Its such a big place.
Old     (marc_g001)      Join Date: Nov 2009       01-31-2010, 2:49 PM Reply   
Oroville is still low! You can only get in if you wanna back it in through the mud. Anyone know what Camp Far west (CFW) is like?
Old     (bg__dereks_mom)      Join Date: Aug 2009       01-31-2010, 6:25 PM Reply   
Lake McClure 4:00 Sunday afternoon. Still a little low, but working its way up.

Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-01-2010, 1:01 PM Reply   
Your lakes have gone up more in the last month than most NE lakes are deep....that's nuts
Old     (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-01-2010, 5:57 PM Reply   
We rode Mendocino yesterday. The South ramp is open now. Butter all day and no boats. It was a little woody and there were a few lake dragons floating around though.

Old     (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-02-2010, 12:41 PM Reply   
Damn, damn Walt look at that butter... We are still low, water and 5mph here in Sac. Nice shots... Rain baby rain.

McClure looks beautiful wow!

I bet CFW is just a mud puddle? Might have to run out there and take a peek.

(Message edited by V220LS on February 02, 2010)
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-02-2010, 1:30 PM Reply   
Send some water here ! We have been in a drought ever since the 3 hurricanes hit us in 2004. Our Chain of Lakes is no more, all the canals are dried up !!
Old     (delweed)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-03-2010, 10:17 AM Reply   
New Hogan has come up 15ft for the month of jan
but still a long way to go but 2 ramps open now.
Old     (ktm525)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-03-2010, 4:39 PM Reply   
We have Ridden at Berryessa the last 3 weekend in a row and going this weekend. It has come up at least 8 feet in the last couple of weeks. Markley Cove in using the main launch ramp again.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-04-2010, 4:56 PM Reply   
Don whats the water temps? high 40's?
Old     (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-08-2010, 4:48 PM Reply   
Shasta just hit the 1000' mark. Only about 60 more feet for it to be full.
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-08-2010, 7:40 PM Reply   
^^^Thats great. Been watching it too...


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