FRENCHMAN DAM

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Station IDFRDElevation5517' ft
River BasinFEATHER RCountyPLUMAS
Hydrologic AreaSACRAMENTO RIVERNearby CityBECKWOURTH
Latitude39.883000Longitude-120.183000
OperatorCA Dept of Water Resources/O & MData Collection

Additional types of information available:   Dam Information | Reservoir Information


The following data types are available online. Select one of the links below to retrieve recent data.

Sensor DescriptionSensor NumberDurationPlotData CollectionData Available
PRECIPITATION, ACCUMULATED, inches 2 (daily) (RAIN)COMPUTED 10/01/2003 to present.
PRECIPITATION, INCREMENTAL, inches 45 (daily) (PPT INC)COMPUTED 01/01/1987 to present.
RESERVOIR ELEVATION, feet 6 (daily) (RES ELE)COMPUTED 01/01/1985 to present.
RESERVOIR STORAGE, af 15 (daily) (STORAGE)COMPUTED 01/01/1985 to present.
RESERVOIR, STORAGE CHANGE, af 22 (daily) (RES CHG)COMPUTED 10/01/1993 to present.
BATTERY VOLTAGE, volts 14(hourly)(BAT VOL)SATELLITE 01/01/1995 to present.
PRECIPITATION, ACCUMULATED, inches 2(hourly)(RAIN)SATELLITE 01/01/1984 to present.
RESERVOIR ELEVATION, feet 6(hourly)(RES ELE)SATELLITE 01/01/1984 to present.
RESERVOIR STORAGE, af 15(hourly)(STORAGE)COMPUTED 01/01/1984 to present.
FLOW, FULL NATURAL, af 65 (monthly) (MON FNF)MANUAL ENTRY 10/01/1962 to present.
RESERVOIR STORAGE, af 15 (monthly) (STORAGE)MANUAL ENTRY 10/01/1962 to present.


Station comments:

01/26/2016The water level gage has been turned off to prevent ice damage to the oriffice until it is under water again. Lake level will remain at 5548.72' until such time.
09/29/2015Lake elevation and storage are correct from 9/28/15, 15:00. The orifice was lowered due to lower lake levels.
06/08/2006On 6/07/06 at 1200 the reservoir elevation sensor was offset 0.4 feet lower to match the staff gage on the lake.
04/17/2006On 4/17/06 at 0845 the reservoir elevation sensor was offset 0.7 feet lower to match the staff gage on the lake.