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Lake Almanor to be 3-4 feet below average this summer

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Lake Almanor

CHESTER, Calif. - Lake Almanor’s water levels are projected to be lower this summer due to a lack of precipitation, Pacific Gas and Electric says. 

PG&E expects the lake to be three to four feet below its average this summer. It says the Lake Almanor basin got 74% of its average precipitation. 

As for the spring runoff, PG&E says the basin’s forecast is to be 42% of average. After three years of drought, the utility company said the aquifers are depleted. 

Lake Almanor is projected to reach 4,438.3 feet in early June, 4,484 feet on July 4 and 4,478 on Labor Day. 

PG&E says Bucks Lake will be above normal due to spillway work at the Lower Bucks Dam and service not yet restored at the Grizzly Powerhouse.

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