Water Report

As of 3/28/2023 at 6:30 a.m.

 

The following water storage information is prepared and updated by PID and is subject to revision. PID does not guarantee the accuracy of this information nor its fitness for a particular use.

 

PID Reservoir Levels

 Reservoir % Full Maximum
Storage
(acre feet)
Current
Storage
(acre feet)
Spillway
Elevation
(feet)
Current
Elevation
(feet)
 Paradise Lake 101%  11,497 11669 2568 2568.7
 Magalia Reservoir
172%/55%*  796/2500* 1367 2200/2225.8* 2209.9

One acre foot = 325,851 gallons (The average Paradise household uses 125,664 gallons per year)

 *Dept. of Safety of Dams put a limit of 2200' elevation storage on Mag. Res. due to seismic concerns. During extreme weather events, the level can exceed this.

 

Rainfall  (inches)

 Location of Rain Gauge Total Rain
this Month
Season
Average
Total Rain
this Season
 Paradise Lake 21.54" 73.08" 68.72"
 Magalia Reservoir
19.83"  68.86" 68.12"
 Birch Street - Paradise Fire Station 81 Not Available  58.12" Not Available

Seasonal rainfall is recorded from October 1 through September 30 of each year.

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