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.