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Summer activities around the lake

Huntington Lake Summer Calendar of Events 2014


June 21, 2014

  • Small Boats Race
  • China Peak Bike Race

June 27

  • MEDIA DAY at the Lake

June 27-July 27

  • Huntington Lake Historical Conservancy Fishing Contest at Rancheria Marina


July 28-Sept.1

  • 2nd Fishing Contest Adults and KIDS

July 6

  • Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, Lakeshore

July 5/6

  • Rock Crawl, Lakeshore Beach

July 12

  • Caprice, Ladies Barbershop Quartet Music of the1920/1930’s and Auction Lakeshore Resort

July 19

  • Winemakers Celebration sponsored by Huntington Condos, location TBA

July 26

  • Fresno Yacht Club Picnic, location TBA


Aug 2

  • Charlie Hull Dance, Lakeshore Resort

Aug 9/10

  • Big Kites Exhibition at Huntington Marina

Aug 9

  • China Peak- Multi Sport Festival

Aug 17

  • China Peak- Rumble to the Peak

Aug 23/24

  • Rock Crawl at Lakeshore

Sept 20

  • American Institute of Architects Sand Castle Competition, Lakeshore Beach

Plans for working with low water levels

Plans for working with lower lake levels are emerging. The resort owners around the lake met with the Forest Service April 8 to share ideas.

The east end businesses have a dirt boat launch road that is being used to put small boats into the lake, and those who do are catching big fish. They have plans to improve and maintain this launch area, although mud will be an issue whatever they do. That part of the lake bed is steep enough that tree stumps aren’t a problem. They plan to put some floating docks in to facilitate launching and hauling out. The swimming area at the east end will be marked off by buoys.

China Peak ski season ends Sunday

From the China Peak web site
Friday, April 4, 2:30 PM … THIS SUNDAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF THE SEASON, SO COME UP AND ENJOY A GREAT FINAL WEEKEND ON THE SLOPES!We’ve received 37-42 inches of new snow in the past 7 days!

How the water year compares to other years

graph of water levels

Southern California Edison graph of water levels in the Sierra.

The slides haven’t been published by Southern California Edison yet, but this is a photo of their helpful chart comparing this water year to others. This year is a bit drier than any on record, and follows dry years, unlike the previous record dry years.

As dry as it ever has been

The west end of Huntington Lake October 3, 2013

This panorama of the lake by Dam 3 shows the lake level as can be expected for the 2014 season. Twice before in it’s hundred year history Huntington Lake has been this dry: 1923-24 and 1976-77. Those years had a higher lake level because they came after normal rain years.

Southern California Edison hosted a meeting for people interested in the level of Huntington Lake on March 27, 2014. The attached photo was taken October 3, 2013, and shows the lake a little bit higher than it is expected to be for the 2014 season, about 47 feet lower than the 2013 peak. This will impact boating on the lake this summer, but gives people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the lake bed. Resorts around the lake will be working to help their guests deal with any difficulties the lake level presents, and will be prepared to point out the many excellent recreational activities available. Think of it as the year of the kayak.