When: Monday, April 24 2017 7:00 P.M.
Location: 21180 Waite Street, VFW Hall (behind the ELKS Lodge on Mission Trail)
The next public meeting of Save Our Lake will be on Monday evening, April 24, 7 P.M. We have an outstanding guest speaker: Kevin Jeffries!
Information about Lake Elsinore
Optimum Lake Elevation
Back Basin Overflow
A Watershed is an area of land that drains into a lake or river. As rainwater and melting snow run downhill, they carry sediment and other materials into our streams, lakes and groundwater.
Watersheds provide water for drinking, irrigation and streams. Many people also enjoy the lakes and streams for their beauty, boating, fishing and swimming. Healthy watersheds also provide food and shelter for wildlife.The Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watershed covers over 720 square miles, starting in the San Jacinto Mountains, running westerly through Canyon Lake and ending in Lake Elsinore.
Lake Elsinore is the largest natural freshwater lake in Southern California. Lake levels are generally regarded as healthy at approximately 1,244 ft above sea level. The lake has a volume of 30,000 acre·ft that often fluctuates, the Save Our Lake group is dedicated to preventing the lake from drying up, flooding, or becoming stagnant.
-Typical Rain/Runoff – Avg. 10,000 acre feet (AF)/year
-Local Groundwater (Island Wells) – Avg. 1,000 AF/year
-Recycled Water –5 million gallons/day (2 ft/year; 5,500 AF/year);
EVMWD and City each spend $750,000/year (totaling $1,500,000/year)
-Evaporation – Approximately 4.5 ft/year (15,000 AF/year)
-Net Evaporation during drought year – Approximately 2.5 feet/year
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