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Drought Means Mixed Lake Levels In Nevada County

Lake levels are looking iffy in some areas of Nevada County. At Scott Flats Lake, Nevada Irrigation District recreation manager Peggy Davidson says it’s only a little over half capacity, the lowest she’s ever seen…

click to listen to Peggy Davidson
But Davidson says the level at Rollins Lake is looking much healthier, about normal for this time of year…

click to listen to Peggy Davidson
Meanwhile, Lake Englebright is at around 90-percent capacity, it’s around 80-percent at Lake Spaulding. But at Bullards Bar, which must also divert more water for fish and for hydroelectric power, it’s at around 55-percent. Davidson also points out there are still plenty of other good recreation options, including swimming, fishing, camping, and hiking.

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