May 6, 2015 9:09 PM
Although it is unfortunate, it is almost normal to visit a local lake and see it low with water. Rangers at Black Butte Lake say they are happy to see their lake with normal water levels for this time of year.
Black Butte Lake is about eight miles West of Orland and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake, which sits in both Tehama and Glenn Counties, gets water from two other higher elevated reservoirs. Rangers at the park say many are surprised to see the lake looking this filled compared to others around the North State.
"People are impressed with the amount of water that we have I know there are some other local reservoirs that might not have a large capacity of water right now, we are sitting at about 68,000 acre feet of water which is just about half of our capacity." says Park Ranger Robert Lloyd.
Black Butte Lake reopened for recreation early last month. Lloyd says the lake has nearly everything from fishing to camping to water activities. Click here for more information on the lake's activities and facilities.