Historical Badin Lake Water Levels

(Measured at Narrows Dam)

The following chart indicates what typical lake levels have been each month, based on historical data from 1986-present.

Month Average Feet Below Full1 Range Of Average Highest To Average Lowest Feet Below Full2 Lowest Feet Below Full3 Median Feet Below Full4
January 1.2 0.5 - 2.0 5.1 1.0
February 1.0 0.3 - 1.8 5.1 0.9
March 0.9 0.3 - 1.7 4.4 0.8
April 1.0 0.4 - 1.6 2.9 1.0
May 1.1 0.4 - 1.8 2.9 1.0
June 1.3 0.7 - 2.0 4.4 1.2
July 1.8 1.1 - 2.6 7.3 1.6
August 2.2 1.4 - 2.9 12.0 1.6
September 2.4 1.3 - 3.1 10.7 1.8
October 1.7 1.0 - 2.7 8.1 1.4
November 1.6 0.8 - 2.5 7.8 1.4
December 1.9 0.7 - 3.0 16.6 1.1
1 This is the average of daily water level readings for each month.
2 This is the range of the average of the highest daily water level readings and the lowest daily water level readings for each month.
3 The maximum drawdowns generally occurred in drought years.
4 One half of the daily water level readings are above this figure and one half were below this figure for each month.