As of February 26, 2019, the City has received over 12 inches of rain this year. This far exceeds last year’s total rainfall of 3.4 inches and is above the annual average of 11 inches of rain per year.
Rain water from as far as Idyllwild flows downhill to Canyon Lake and into Lake Elsinore. Therefore, even after the rain stops water can still be flowing into our lake.
So far, this winter, Lake Elsinore has risen by approximately 6.5 feet to 1240.93 feet above sea level. With more rain expected, the City is hopeful that the lake will continue to receive more rain water to get well above the optimal lake level of 1240 feet.
Other important links for keeping up-to-date on rainfall and lake water level measures may be found below: