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Old    locofauker383            03-29-2004, 9:07 PM Reply   
Hey what up all....I was just wondering if the water level at Nacimiento had gone up at all. Its been on a steady drop for the last couple o years but i was hoping for some good news bout this year.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-30-2004, 11:34 AM Reply   
I haven't been up there in a little while, before winter it was VERY low and we really didn't have the greatest of winters. I think it's up but if you know how they operate it will be very low by June, those bastards.
Old     (john)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-30-2004, 3:40 PM Reply   
Currently, at 46% of capacity compared to 65% same time last year. Not going to be a good summer at Naci.
Old    Nickster (nar722)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-30-2004, 4:12 PM Reply   
Mike,
check out this link. it has stats for all the ca lakes and reservoirs
http://cdec.water.ca.gov/misc/resinfo.html
Old    whitechocolate            03-31-2004, 11:51 AM Reply   
what does it mean "Capacity (AF)"

Example my home lake "tulloch" says 67,000 what does that mean? Thanks
Old    jetgofish            03-31-2004, 12:03 PM Reply   
I think that means Acres!
Old    JONb (jonb)      Join Date: Oct 2003       03-31-2004, 1:13 PM Reply   
it looks like in 10 years it will be completely dry.
Old     (john)      Join Date: Apr 2002       03-31-2004, 1:36 PM Reply   
Acre Feet = The volume of water necessary to cover an acre with 1 foot of water.

It's standard measure for a body of water. For a boater's purposes, it's not as helpful as Surface Acres since depth isn't as important as area.

Old    Nickster (nar722)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-31-2004, 3:26 PM Reply   
Grant,
yes thats acre feet. actually it is an important measure because if you know the curent AF and the capacity of the lake (AF) it tells you the level of the water e.g. 50% full. Once a lake drops that low, you need to start worrying about objects below. surface acres gives you an idea of how big the lake is so yes, that is also important if you have never been to that lake.
Old    wake_mom            05-03-2004, 4:00 PM Reply   
Hi, I'm here at Naci and the water level is fine. The county people say that we will have our launch ramp available till after Sept.01,2004, remember this lake is a resevoir, they use this water every year for crops in the Salinas Valley. This resevoir will only be dry if CA has a drought! So, whats the worry, at 50% we still are 17 miles of great water!

Shawns MOM

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