September 28, 2009
As you can see from the picture I took from my deck last Saturday morning, Scotts Flat Lake is down to its usual fall levels. On May of this year, the water level was at around elevation 3,070. Nevada Irrigation District chart shows that it contained 500,000 acre feet of water. (An acre foot is one foot of water spread over one acre or 43,560 cubic feet of water) NID estimates that the water level is now at 3,046 feet with about 300,000 acre feet of water.
Most if not all of the boats which were moored on the north side of the lake are gone. Scotts Flat Lake is known for sailing and most of the boats that were moored in the lake were fairly large sail boats. You can get the rates for mooring on the lake during the boating season by calling NID at (530) 273-6185. If you are interested, I suggest you call now, since most of the moorings are grabbed up early, way before the boating season starts. By the way, my house is in Cascade Shores at an elevation of 3,700 feet.