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Bass Lake is also known as Crane Valley Reservoir
Topo Map of Bass Lake (size 119K)  Boating Information
PG&E Weather Station & Statistics   Storage Capacity & History 
California Dept. Water Resources - Area Weather Stations

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Elevation
(full)
 3376'  4"
Season rainfall
2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007
24.76" 30.43" 34.01" 28.44" 60.63" 48.16" 17.01

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Lake level History

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
N/A N/A Jan 7th 3359 7" Jan 7th 3354 7" Jan 6th 3359 1" Jan 4th     
3357  8" 
Jan 5th
3366  1"
Jan  7th
3352  7"
N/A  N/A Jan 29th 3356 4" Jan 27th 3357 7" Jan 27th
3355 11" Jan 26th
3364  8"
Jan 26th
3364  6"
Jan  30th
3353  4"
Feb 8th  3355'  Feb  6th  3356 8" Feb 3rd  3358 7" Feb 3rd 3355 11" Feb 2nd
3365  3"
Feb 2nd
3364  2"
Feb  7th
3353  7"
Feb 22nd 3357' Feb 27th 3359 9" Feb 24th  3360 6" Feb 24th 3358 10" Feb 23rd
3366  3"
Feb 23rd
3363  4"
Feb  23rd
3356  7"
Mar 6th 3359' Mar 5th 3360 8" Mar 3rd 3359 11" Mar 2nd 3361 10"
Mar 3rd
3366  2"
Mar 3rd 3365  4"
Mar  3rd
3357  9"
Mar 20th 3361' Mar 18th 3363 11" Mar 25th 3364 8" Mar 23rd
3362  9"
Mar 23rd 3367  2"
Mar 22nd 3365 11" Mar  24th
3362  1"
April 9th 3366' April 9th 3366 11" April 7th 3365 9" April 6th
3364  9"
April 5th
3366  4"
April 5th
3371  3"
April  8th
3364  5"
April 23rd 3369' April 22nd 3370 8" April 28st  3372 1" April 27th
3368  8"
April 26th
3368  3"
April 26th
3372 10"
April 28th
3367  2"
May 7th 3374'  May 6th 3373 8" May 5th  3374 5" May 4th 3370  0"
May 4th
3369  3"
May 3rd
3374  5"
May  5th
3368  1"
May 24th 3376' 2 May 23rd 3375 11" May 27th 3376 4" May 25th
3372  3"
May 24th
3374  2"
May 24th
3375  8"
May  29th
3369  5"
June 5th 3375' 8" June 3rd 3375 5"
June 3rd
3376 1" June 2nd
3372 11"
June 2nd
3374  3"
June 7th 3375  6" June  16th
3369  6"
June 9th
N/A
June 11th 
3374 9"
June 23rd
3375 2"
June22nd
3373  3"
June 22nd
3375 10"
June 21st 3375  3" June  26th
3369  5"
July 5th 3372' July 8th  3375 1"
 July 7th
3374 7"
July 7th
3373  2"
July12th
3376  4"
July 12th 3374 11"
July  15th
3369  1"
July 28th N/A July 28th 3373 10" July 30th
3374 10"
July 26th
3372  9"
July 27th
3376  4"
July 26th
3375  4"
July  30th
3368  9"
Aug 10th 3370' 6" Aug 11th 3373 9"
Aug 11th
3375 2"
Aug 7th
3372  6"
Aug  9th
3376  1"
Aug 9th
3375  5"
Aug  7th
3368  6"
Aug 25th 3369' 11" Aug 26th 3372 4"
Aug 25th 
3374 0"
Aug 24th
3371  1"
Aug 23rd
3374 11"
Aug 24th
3373 10"
Aug  23rd
3368  2"
Sept 8th 3368'  1" Sept 8th 3368 8" 
Sept 8th
3370 3"
Sept  8th
3367  1"
Sept  7th
3371 11"
Sept 6th 3371  2" Sept  7th
3367  1"
Sept 24th 3364'  8" Sept 25th 3363 11" Sept 23rd 3366 3" Sept 21st
3363  4"
Sept  20th
3369  6"
Sept 21st 3368  2" Sept  24th
3363  0"
Oct 8th 3360'  2" Oct 7th 3360 7"  Oct 7th 3362 3"
Oct  6th
3358 11" Oct  4th
3366 11"
Oct 4th
3365  6"
Oct  10th 3359  4"
Oct 29th
3353' 9"  Oct 30th 3353 2" Oct 27th
3355 10"
Oct  27th
3355  5"
Oct  25th
3361 11"
Oct 26th
3360  4"
Oct  31st
3354  3"
Nov 6th 3353' 11" Nov  9th 3355 4" Nov 10th
3352 11"
Nov 15th
3349  4"
Nov  17th
3356 11"
Nov 9th
3356  5"
Nov  15th
3353  1"
Nov 26th 3355' 4"
Nov 25th 3356 5" Nov 25th
3353  4"
Nov  22nd
3349 10"
Nov  24th
3357   0"
Nov 30th
3350  6"
Nov  29th
3353  0"
Dec 10th 3357' 3" Dec 11th 3353 10" Dec 9nd
3354  3"
Dec  9th
3351  5"
Dec  15th
3359   3"
Dec 14th
3351  2"
Dec  13th
3353  5"
Dec 31st 3359  9" Dec 31th 3353 7"
Dec 31st
3358  1"
Dec  31st
3356  2"
Dec  31st
3362   6" Dec 31st
3352  1"
Dec  31st
3354  2"
  season high or low

Storage Capacity    AF
Data source from PG&E
                 1999    2000    2001    2002   2003    2004     2005     2006    2007
 January 26575 29427 22640 24324 26754  23637   33011
 32062
22428
February 30715 31905 25498 27777 28642 28855
33980
32428
26049
March 31287 30101 31200 32090 32360 30465
34011
34154
31412
April 37760 37573 39820 40845 41008 37272
36588
41964
35396
May 44702 42878 43925 44257 44983
40943
42302
43370
37398
June 45163 43041 42775 43818 42764
41457
44721  43581
37354
July 42994 38305 40616 42115 43301
40845
45083
43935
36649
August 36134 34662 37913 38883 40422
37063
41346
40581
35844
September 28930 31905 30006 30029 31814
28447
35375
34154
29473
October 21993 24054 22546 21593 22931
22922
28240
26940
23062
November 22603 20325 23960 24722 21912
20349
25320
20060
21740
December 23451 21259 27435 22804 25845
25173
30511
21338
22711
Maximum Capacity 45410

Description
The climate offers a longer summer than higher elevation lakes due to it's more temperate climate. The area sees snow briefly during the winter, and summers remain mild and comfortable. The lake water temperature allows contact activities without wet suites. 

The North Shore is made up of mostly private homes and the Pines Resort with a launch ramp and full service marina. 

The South Shore is owned by the US Forest Service providing day and overnight camp sites for visitors. Millers Landing operates a marina, gas, boat rentals, lodging facilities and a general store.  The Forks Resort has a general store, marina, gas, and boat rentals. Check out the famous Forks Burger. 

History

Bass Lake was completed in 1910 to protect property down stream. Now it generates 27 megawatts of power through 5 downstream power houses and is owned by Pacific Gas & Electric. It has developed into major resort and recreation facility. This lake features year round full contact with boating, personal water craft, fishing & water sports.
  Bass Lake is also known as Crane Valley Reservoir
Topo Map of Bass Lake (size 119K)  Boating Information
PG&E Weather Station & Statistics   Storage Capacity & History
California Dept. Water Resources - Area Weather Stations 
  More Dam Information
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