The lake has been rising a foot a day for a while, and is now fuller than it has been in the last year. Southern California Edison says that they will keep it full June-August as it always was before the drought. The west end gate is still closed just past the store, but May 1 the county resumes its maintenance role and it shouldn’t be long until the road is open.
As of July 17, 2015 the lake elevation is about 6,921 feet. Full is 6,949. Southern California Edison made a new prediction on July 8 which can be found at http://on.sce.com/1KcKSZu. The gist of it is that the current level is as high as the lake is expected to get, falling another ten feet as August wears on. Over the last week the lake rose two feet, so there is always some uncertainty.
There is lots of water in the lake! Come and play.
Southern California Edison hosted an information meeting March 17, 2015 to offer their best estimates of lake levels this season. One of the Lakeview Cottages owners attended and published photos of the slides with some commentary on their Facebook page. Check it out. SCE plans to post the slides and updates on their web site at http://on.sce.com/BigCreek2015.
Huntington Lake Summer Calendar of Events 2014
June 21, 2014
- Small Boats Race
- China Peak Bike Race
- MEDIA DAY at the Lake
June 27-July 27
- Huntington Lake Historical Conservancy Fishing Contest at Rancheria Marina
- 2nd Fishing Contest Adults and KIDS
- Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, Lakeshore
- Rock Crawl, Lakeshore Beach
- Caprice, Ladies Barbershop Quartet Music of the1920/1930’s and Auction Lakeshore Resort
- Winemakers Celebration sponsored by Huntington Condos, location TBA
- Fresno Yacht Club Picnic, location TBA
- Charlie Hull Dance, Lakeshore Resort
- Big Kites Exhibition at Huntington Marina
- China Peak- Multi Sport Festival
- China Peak- Rumble to the Peak
- Rock Crawl at Lakeshore
- American Institute of Architects Sand Castle Competition, Lakeshore Beach
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.
From the China Peak web site http://www.skichinapeak.com/:
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!
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.
The Fresno Yacht Club has cancelled what would have been the 61st High Sierra Regatta due to low water levels. Their announcement and links to photos helping to explain their decision are at http://fresnoyachtclub.org/high-sierra-regatta/.