Despite recent rains, all Lake levels...

Despite recent rains, all Lake levels aren't all up

There are 11 comments on the The Paradise Post story from Apr 29, 2010, titled Despite recent rains, all Lake levels aren't all up. In it, The Paradise Post reports that:

Recent rains may have people believing the state is in good shape for water. And, in many ways it is.

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Arizona Rocks

Chico, CA

#1 Apr 29, 2010
What ever you do dont let all the water out again cause the worst is yet to come
Super Drought on the way!!!
Left Kalifornia

Carmichael, CA

#2 Apr 29, 2010
close the drain, it'll fill right up - duhhhhh

Since: Jan 08

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#3 Apr 29, 2010
Maybe I missed something, but in a simple sentence or two could someone tell me why L. Oroville is so low?

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#4 Apr 29, 2010
Publius2 wrote:
Maybe I missed something, but in a simple sentence or two could someone tell me why L. Oroville is so low?
I heard, and I don't know if this is true, that there is a problem with one of the gates and they have to keep the lake low in order to make the repair. Nice mud puddle though....my boat's goin to Shasta....

Since: Jan 08

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#5 Apr 29, 2010
brad jenks wrote:
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I heard, and I don't know if this is true, that there is a problem with one of the gates and they have to keep the lake low in order to make the repair. Nice mud puddle though....my boat's goin to Shasta....
Hmmmm, how many years of low water level would it take to repair the gate?
countryliving

United States

#6 Apr 29, 2010
Leave the plug in and quit dumping the water from lake oroville and it would already be over the top just as all of the other lakes in California.
Jay Castor

San Antonio, TX

#7 Apr 30, 2010
Everything you wanted to know about our water supplies, but were afraid to ask because you just knew a Post staff writer would be all over it like molds and fungi all over an oak tree's trunk during the rainy season here.
Funny

Chico, CA

#8 Apr 30, 2010
Snow pack at 132% of normal. Lake Shasta is full. But rain totals say we are below normal. Someone is laying and someone is getting rich. Until there is a revolution in the country; nothing is going to change. This country has become; of the elites, for the elites, by the elites. The rest of us be damned.
John

Chico, CA

#9 Apr 30, 2010
There is no problems with the gates or anything else other than LA needs water.

Oroville, Shasta, Folsom are not Rec lakes anymore.They were officially changed to water project. This means only thing that matters is water for LA. They do not care about boaters..

The lake has been like this for years just few people have noticed. I grandpa had 100ac right on the lake and he sold it about 6 years ago because the good lake was no longer. Even back then they were playing games and not letting it fill up. Now you can't help but notice because we rained so much.

Sell your boats before they are worth nothing around here or start going to higher lakes like Eagle..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_in_Califor...
http://www.rimoftheworld.net/columns/neufeld/...
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tunne...

Funny do you guys remember voting on this? Do you remember all the media up here telling us about the tunnel?
The Tunnel is the key because before they used to pump water over the mnts and that was costly, very slow. Now it flows in something rather large....

Since: Jun 08

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#10 Apr 30, 2010
Publius2 wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmm, how many years of low water level would it take to repair the gate?
http://lakelevelalert.com/oroville-current-la...

I thought I'd let my fingers do the walking and called the Lake Oroville Vistors Center. There are no problems with any of the gates. The guy at the Visitor Center (Norm) told me last year the lake got to a 808 ft. level (92 from the top), and that this year we're close to that level right now (link above says 791).

The snow melt started 5 days ago according to Norm and if the lake levels continue to rise at the same pace (2.31 rise last 24 hours) it will reach about 850 by May 25th....within 50 ft of the top...he said the amounts coming in should increase as the melt increases so we could get above the 850 level...

My boat's goin' in Oroville....
John

Chico, CA

#11 May 1, 2010
brad jenks wrote:
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http://lakelevelalert.com/oroville-current-la...
I thought I'd let my fingers do the walking and called the Lake Oroville Vistors Center. There are no problems with any of the gates. The guy at the Visitor Center (Norm) told me last year the lake got to a 808 ft. level (92 from the top), and that this year we're close to that level right now (link above says 791).
The snow melt started 5 days ago according to Norm and if the lake levels continue to rise at the same pace (2.31 rise last 24 hours) it will reach about 850 by May 25th....within 50 ft of the top...he said the amounts coming in should increase as the melt increases so we could get above the 850 level...
My boat's goin' in Oroville....
More BS. With the rain alone they had no problem getting to 800 back in Dec. The snow really only helps out around now to give one more push for the next month or two till the rain comes back.

I wonder if the state tells them to say crap like that. Anyone who has lived up there or boated enough years should know thats BS. The last few years we have been down a little on rain and snow but it wasn't that bad. Since 2004 or so they have been supplying more and more to LA. Even the year after that bad shortage in umm 94 I think, the lake popped right back up with just a normal year in rain.

I am happy my Grandpa got out when he did. Land up there isn't worth that much at all anymore. He was able to get 980k from his but even with out this housing crap and market crash there is no way he could get 650k now. I just talked to him about it a few weeks ago and he knew when that tunnel was done it was going to be bad but not even like this.

Boat shops much be loving these low levels. I bet they are doing well in repair jobs..

btw you can watch all the Lake info here..

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/river/res_ORO.html

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