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AHQ Report - Lake Russell

June 12

Lake Russell water levels are down to 474.43 (full pool is 475.00) and water clarity is high. Morning surface water temperatures are around 81 degrees. 

May 29

Lake Russell water levels are still high at 474.71 (full pool is 475.00) and water clarity is pretty normal. Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 80-82 degrees. 

May 23

Lake Russell water levels are still high at 474.73 (full pool is 475.00) and water clarity is pretty normal. Morning surface water temperatures are up to about 77 degrees. 

May 15

Lake Russell water levels are still above full at 475.28 (full pool is 475.00) and water clarity on the main lake is good while the very backs are muddy. Morning surface water temperatures have dropped to around 74 degrees. 

May 9

Lake Russell water levels are above full at 475.09 (full pool is 475.00) and water clarity was high before two inches of rain fell last night! Morning surface water temperatures are around 75-78 degrees. 

May 1

Lake Russell water levels are above full at 475.04 (full pool is 475.00) and water clarity is high. Morning surface water temperatures are around 71-73 degrees in the mornings. 

April 25

Lake Russell water levels are still very full at 474.95 (full pool is 475.00) and clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures got as high as the 70s but have dropped back to the low to mid-60s on the main lake after the cool mornings. 

April 11

Lake Russell water levels are still above full at 475.09 (full pool is 475.00), and the lake was clear as of yesterday afternoon. Morning surface water temperatures are around 61-63 degrees at the front of creeks. 

March 28

Lake Russell water levels are very high at 475.73 (full pool is 475.00), and the main lake and creeks are clear although yesterday’s rain is muddying up the very backs. Morning surface water temperatures are around 57-58 degrees. 

March 20

Lake Russell water levels are still very high but down to 475.66 (full pool is 475.00), and the water remains a little colored on the upper end and the backs of some creeks – but it’s clear again on the main channel. Morning surface water temperatures range from the low to mid-50s.

March 14

Lake Russell water levels are up to 476.92 (full pool is 475.00). It’s murky on the upper end and the backs of major creeks are muddy, while the front of creeks and the mid-lake down on the main lake are fairly clear. Morning surface water temperatures have dropped to about 55 degrees on the lower end. 

March 7

Lake Russell water levels are at 474.83 (full pool is 475.00) and – as of yesterday afternoon – the lake had cleared significantly. But with the rain that may have already changed. Morning surface water temperatures were as high as 60 degrees, but after the rain plummeted to the mid-50s.   

February 29

Lake Russell water levels are at 473.76 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake has cleared significantly. Morning surface water temperatures are about 54 degrees in most places. 

February 23

Lake Russell water levels are down to 473.42 (full pool is 475.00) and the main lake is clearing while the creeks are still fairly dirty to muddy. Morning surface water temperatures are about 52-53 degrees. 

February 15

Lake Russell water levels are up to 474.52 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake is very muddy. Morning surface water temperatures are about 50-52 degrees. 

February 9

Lake Russell water levels are down to 472.84 (full pool is 475.00) and most of the lake is dirty. Morning surface water temperatures are about 48-49 degrees. 

January 31

Lake Russell water levels are up to 474.35 (full pool is 475.00) and the creeks are muddy while the main lake is fairly clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 50-52 degrees. 

January 22

Lake Russell water levels are at 473.67 (full pool is 475.00) and up the river is muddy while the lower end is clear. The creeks are also muddy, especially at the mouths, although the very backs may be starting to clear. Morning surface water temperatures are about 48 degrees. 

January 4

Lake Russell water levels are at 474.02 (full pool is 475.00) and the main lake is very clear. Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 52-53 degrees. 

December 21

Lake Russell water levels are at 473.74 (full pool is 475.00) and clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are down to about 54 degrees. 

November 30

Lake Russell water levels are at 473.70 (full pool is 475.00) and clarity is normal. Morning surface water temperatures are about 57 degrees. 

November 30

Lake Russell water levels are at 474.02 (full pool is 475.00) and clarity is normal. Even after some extremely cold nights, morning surface water temperatures are still about 59 degrees. 

November 17

Lake Russell water levels are up to 473.97 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake is extremely clear. With no rain, even areas way up the creeks that are usually stained have high visibility. Morning surface water temperatures range from about 64-65 degrees. 

November 9

Lake Russell water levels are down to 474.34 (full pool is 475.00) and the lake is extremely clear. With no rain, even areas way up the creeks that are usually stained have high visibility. Morning surface water temperatures range from about 65-67 degrees. 

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