May operating plan shows near full lake at month end

With snowpack hovering right around average for this time of year, Reclamation’s May operating plan has one surprise… that being the end-of-May lake elevation of 3,634.3 ft, which is just a little more than five and one half feet below full pool. This would appear to be a tad overly conservative given our recent history with rainfall in May, but the stakeholder’s conference call is tomorrow and I’m sure there’ll be some explanation provided. Until then, use this link to have a look at the May operating plan:

May operating plan.