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Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-14-2009, 10:17 AM Reply   
With the rain thats has come and the rest on the way hows everyones favorite spots doing so far? I was looking at Don Pedro and its come up about only 3.5 inches this month. It has a long way to go. Better keep the rain coming. How about all the other spots?
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-14-2009, 10:19 AM Reply   
We are going to get pounded with this next storm. hey!!!!!!!!
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       02-14-2009, 10:24 AM Reply   
suposedly 3-4 inches of rain this weekend. and 35 inches of snow in the mountains, hopefully this will help alot
Old    patch mahoney (wswb4lfe)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-14-2009, 11:32 AM Reply   
Powell will be filled so much this year i'm so excited!
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-14-2009, 12:26 PM Reply   
In Ca it went like this last year we got alot of rain in Jan then it just stopped. I hope it keeps up
Old    AMO (amo)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-14-2009, 12:39 PM Reply   
You poor guys in nor-cal can't get enough rain all year round to keep the lakes filled because So-cal keeps buying it all to keep everybody hydrated south of Santa barbara. It's a raquet. It sucks. I feel for all of you, being a born and raised nor-cal guy myself.
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-14-2009, 12:40 PM Reply   
The snow pack will help most. The runoff keeps going into spring, keep the lakes up.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-14-2009, 4:55 PM Reply   
the prediction I just heard was for up to 7 feet of new snow in the Sierra over the next 7 days!
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-14-2009, 6:34 PM Reply   
A foot a day. I like that; now we just need to keep that going more than 7 days.
Old    Hunter (hunterw)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-14-2009, 10:15 PM Reply   
Luckly for us after a few years of 20 feet below normal levels we now are 15 feet above this point last year. Only thing is its still 20 feet from full.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-15-2009, 2:37 AM Reply   
this storm will dump a lot for us but not nearly what we need here in cali for the year. we need it to rain for the next month straight for us to get out of our drought funk
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-15-2009, 8:46 AM Reply   
AMO, So Cal doesn't even buy the water, they get it for free which sucks for us in NorCal even more. This 1 storm won't be enough to keep the lakes filled this summer. Its gonna be just like last summer unless we get more storms like this. This is technically the first real storm we have had all year.
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-15-2009, 9:58 AM Reply   
SoCal funded most of the damns/lakes in NorCal.

Let's hope this rain keeps up so these lakes are full and you guys stay off the dirty d.
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       02-17-2009, 9:34 AM Reply   
still frozen solid!
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-17-2009, 10:50 AM Reply   
ill second that VLX Envy....fill the lakes and keep the crowds outta the dirty
Old    Waylon (wayz)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-17-2009, 1:41 PM Reply   
Exactly what I'm saying Jason, keep them cats at the open water lakes. We need more rain!
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-17-2009, 2:49 PM Reply   
so far so good, the predictions were on, mother nature delivered, 7 feet and now expecting another 3 feet, avalanche warnings going into effect...somebodies gonna die...but we are gaining ground to a "normal" year of precip...more expected again this weekend...stormdoor is open, no high pressure in sight.
Old    TBP (chadgreg)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-17-2009, 4:22 PM Reply   
Not looking good here in California! Hopefully these last few storms will help.

Here's the link to Ca dept of water resources:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/current/RES
Old    Ollieshuvitz (ollieshuvitz)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-17-2009, 7:30 PM Reply   
wow when you look at the % of capacity...still depressing. shasta at 34%? sketch
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-17-2009, 11:10 PM Reply   
here's the snow report from kirkwood... got near 12 feet in the last 12 days! super pow day tomorrow with blue skys...epic!

Updated as of Tuesday afternoon, February 17… It has snowed all day, about 6-8 inches, still snowing, but the radar shows this storm track breaking up by this evening, with mostly clear skies tomorrow, should be amazing. We’ve received 30-36 inches in the past 36 hours, 112-142 inches since this all began 12 days ago.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-18-2009, 8:13 AM Reply   
Snow melt has very little to do with Shasta filling up. We need rain, ALOT MORE for that to happen.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-20-2009, 4:24 PM Reply   
Looks like more rain is coming next week. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-20-2009, 8:17 PM Reply   
Folsom's been coming up a foot a day all week. Still about 5 feet behind the same time last year, but it is catching up.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-20-2009, 9:21 PM Reply   
Should be getting rain this week in the valley. That will help Folsom some more hopefully get you back on track.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-20-2009, 11:18 PM Reply   
3 to 5 inches of rain coming in maybe more and that equates to 3 to 5 more feet of snow in the Sierra...possible flooding expected in the valley this thing is slow moving and if it hangs out over us could drop even more...rain is predicted for almost 7 days straight so we'll see how much it delivers
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-22-2009, 12:31 PM Reply   
It never rains in California, the girrrls only warn ya...it pours, man it pours.

we're gettin it...
Old    all eyez on me (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-22-2009, 12:39 PM Reply   
ive had to take water out of my koi pond two times already since last night and today. cant have the fish swimming down the block.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       02-22-2009, 1:03 PM Reply   
I second the frozen solid.

We're having about a normal snowfall season, I hope to see a bit more of the fluffy white stuff if only for the lakes. I don't care if it doesn't seep into the ground... I want it to flow at surface into my lake!

I could lose another 50' of beach and gain about 3' of water before I'd start to get near somewhat happy.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-22-2009, 1:10 PM Reply   
I was looking at Shasta this morning online. Still a long long way to go. Same still with Pedro. All eyez on me thats a funny story about the Koi. My mom has a Koi pond and I never thought about that happening. I remember being young and hating the rain. Now I got my kids exited about it knowing it will bring a summer of fun.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       02-22-2009, 1:13 PM Reply   
Rich,

Another great thing about rain, if you only have a light rain it's often still great boarding weather. Calm water and hardly any other boats out there!

I however cannot promote ice and snow towards good wakeboarding... snowboarding maybe.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-24-2009, 11:12 AM Reply   
HOLLY CRAP!!!!

Folsom Lake has received 6 feet of water in a 24 hour period. Talking about some debris in the lake now. :-(
Old    Becky Carter (beckycarter)      Join Date: Oct 2008       02-24-2009, 11:16 AM Reply   
I'm likin' this rain as well... Lake Mendocino and Pillsbury are in desperate need.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-24-2009, 4:37 PM Reply   
I shoulda bet...why does this happen every time we get a bunch of snow? every single time...

http://www.sacbee.com/1089/story/1646441.html
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-24-2009, 8:23 PM Reply   
Shastas gone up 9 feet in two days. We still need alot more. Shastas still down 125 ft from the top. Lets hope the rain keeps on coming
Old    Carson (eviltweak)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-24-2009, 9:41 PM Reply   
Folsom is almost open.
Old    all eyez on me (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-24-2009, 9:54 PM Reply   
your right becky. pills and mendo look real bad in november when i went by
Old    Dan Stockton (dstockton)      Join Date: Jun 2006       02-25-2009, 8:37 AM Reply   
The Shasta website I'm looking at says about 30 feet in the last month. Could that be right? If so I might still get my houseboat trip in, if it keeps rising.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-25-2009, 11:30 AM Reply   
The 5 mph restrictions have been lifted on Folsom Lake.

http://www.folsomlakemarina.com/
Old    Carson (eviltweak)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-25-2009, 9:00 PM Reply   
YES!!!!!! Folsom made it to 400 that means we all get to ride! I may be out there this weekend.Who else will be out there?
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-26-2009, 6:52 AM Reply   
^^^ You aren't going out there this weekend! We are expected to get another inch+ of rain starting on Saturday and lasting until Monday :-)
Old    Carson (eviltweak)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-26-2009, 4:21 PM Reply   
riding right now<getting rain
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-27-2009, 10:42 AM Reply   
Thats correct Dan. The lake was down more than 150' below the crest line and is at 115' right now. We're getting a big storm starting Sunday
and there calling for rain the next 7-10 days.
Old    BIZZ (bizz)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-27-2009, 4:21 PM Reply   
If someone is going out Folsom I would love to go ride. Let me know.

Jaret
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-27-2009, 4:55 PM Reply   
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/california_drought

We need some more rain! Dance with me people!! Dance!!!
Old    Dan Stockton (dstockton)      Join Date: Jun 2006       02-27-2009, 5:19 PM Reply   
Stephan, hows naci looking?
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-27-2009, 8:46 PM Reply   
I was planning to take the boat out for a test run (added a hydrofoil to my I/O) on Folsom tomorrow. But now my neighbor is coming along for the ride. Hmmm, weather report says 69 degrees. So me + my wife + my neighbor = 3. Dare I get in the water with only my 3/2 wetsuit? I think I'm dying to ride enough to try it.
Old    walt            02-27-2009, 9:20 PM Reply   
Becky,
Pillz is on it's way up :-)
Old    all eyez on me (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-27-2009, 11:54 PM Reply   
wcw. thats great. it was ugly when i went in november
Old    walt            02-27-2009, 11:57 PM Reply   
All eyes,

I think it's up to 38% now and climbing.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-28-2009, 7:29 AM Reply   
Lou, let us know how cold it is.
Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-28-2009, 9:45 AM Reply   
As long as we get a little more rain Clearlake is good to go! Now we just the need the snow to melt so Pillsbury can tranform from a creek back to a lake.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-28-2009, 11:46 AM Reply   
Dan, it's come up to 33-34%. Still a long way to go. The ground was parched and the rains barely had an impact We need another big storm or two to see some real improvement. Do a google search for "lake nacimiento web cam" and you'll get a cam in Oak Shores.
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-28-2009, 5:36 PM Reply   
David, my 3rd (and 4th) ended up having to bail today. So I just went out for the test drive I was planning originally. But, I did still hop in the water with my wetsuit just to see how it would be. It really wasn't bad except for the hands and feet. Might have to invest in some gloves and closed toe bindings. Sorry, I don't have a water temp gauge so I can't tell you anything better than that. I'd ride in it though. By the way, this was over by dike 8, so its probably colder up the river arms.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-28-2009, 7:15 PM Reply   
ask the boat fishermen, they always know
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-01-2009, 6:23 PM Reply   
The Sierra is getting hammered again, expecting another up to 7-8 feet of snow above 7000ft.
Shasta rose a foot today, the area got 1-2 inches of rain today and there is a week of this rain expected but not as intense as today...but still the rain is expected for a week more...good news for all the lakes.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-01-2009, 6:49 PM Reply   
I work outdoors a lot and its amazing how much rain I can deal with knowing its helping the lakes and our water supply. Too bad though all the storms over the last month haven't been more intense. It would be way better after a month of rain to have everything full instead of most of the rain totals being less than 100%. Im not complaining but if its gonna rain then rain.
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-01-2009, 7:00 PM Reply   
it's actually been a pretty "good" winter, the rain has come in "blocks" separated by nice warm sunny "blocks"...remember January? freakin killer, I do agree though that we need it to just rain cats and dogs...just hitting 100% of normal won't make up for 3 years of drought. then again if we at least hit 100% we don't slide further behind. And there has been almost no bad fog days!!!! or weeks, I hate that stuff.
Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-03-2009, 8:57 AM Reply   
TOOK A JEEP RIDE TO PILLSBURY YESTERDAY - IT IS COMPLETELY FULL. WHAT A GREAT SITE TO SEE.
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-03-2009, 3:54 PM Reply   
One lake down but still a bunch to go
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-03-2009, 8:49 PM Reply   
Can't believe it, Folsom is up another 5 feet so far today. Its looking like its going to go quite a bit higher than it did last year. Last year was pretty miserable.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-04-2009, 6:50 AM Reply   
Then the amount of snow we have had the past week or two has been great. But I agree Lou, last year was terrible for folsom. I think we started to hit the river 2 months ahead of schedule because folsom was bad...
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-04-2009, 12:35 PM Reply   
Shasta is now at 97' and climbing. Not bad but I here the Farmers have no rain forcasted for the next 60-90 days??? Wonder how reliable that it.
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-04-2009, 8:19 PM Reply   
David, yeah same here. I work right in Folsom, and its nice to be able to do an evening ride after work. But when you have to add the ~hour ride to the river at rush hour, I just can't do it. Hope the lake stays useable much longer this year.
Old    Kevin Johnson (mcclure_kevo)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-06-2009, 12:48 AM Reply   
hope mcclure is close to getting enough snow pack

(Message edited by mcclure_kevo on March 06, 2009)
Old    coz (coz)      Join Date: May 2008       03-06-2009, 5:44 AM Reply   
Az is doing good thank god I left Cali when I did

Roosevelt Lake at flood limit, breaks records

http://www.abc15.com/content/weather/stories/story/How-melted-snow-has-created-a-federal-flood-contro/wv_ge96kjE-72R3jjNM8Bg.cspx
Old    walt            03-07-2009, 7:10 PM Reply   
Pillsbury today.

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Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-07-2009, 8:23 PM Reply   
Hey, its nice to see the docks floating unlike your last pictures Walt. How full are the lakes?
Old    walt            03-07-2009, 8:30 PM Reply   
Rich,
I'm guessing a bit but Pillsbury is around 60 to 70% and Mendo is around 50-60%. Pillsbury is actually going back down right now but it should get full or close to full when they slow the release rate.
Old    Rick (wcr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-08-2009, 10:32 PM Reply   
Walt looking good up there I can not wait!!
Old    dennis engle (deneng)      Join Date: Feb 2005       03-09-2009, 4:16 AM Reply   
Stoped raining last year about this time at shasta. Peak water level last year 1006. So we still need 28 more feet. Would be really nice with another 48 feet. I was reading an article from the Redding Searchlight that the snow pack at Mt. Shasta this year was tied for the third worst ever at the time the article came out. Funny thing is the same guys that fight the fires are the guys who monitor the snow pack because they don't have alot to do during the winter.
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-17-2009, 12:35 PM Reply   
Shasta has come up 34' so far this month and is at 78' today (level is 988'). We had 4" of rain here in Redding yesterday and the lake came up 3' in one day. Supposed to rain here this weekend as well.
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-17-2009, 12:53 PM Reply   
Did you really, Byron? I saw a little lighting but no rain. Good to hear!
Old    Byron (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-17-2009, 6:11 PM Reply   
Yeah it basically just hit Redding on its way East, didnt even go far enough south to hit Red Bluff. Poured for a couple hours. Ive never seen it rain like that for more than a couple of minutes. Flooded the campus of the college I work at.

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