4% Of Capacity
As the drought continues in California, all lakes are naturally shriveling up. Lake Sucess in Tulare County is fed from the Tule River which originates in the Sierra Nevada Mountains east of Porterville, California. The Tule River is made up of the North, Middle and South Forks.
The North Fork is 19 miles long and is joined by Kramer, Backbone, Sycamore and Whitney creeks. The Middle Fork is 6.9 miles long and is formed by the confluence of the short South Fork Middle Fork Tule River and the North Fork Middle Fork Tule River. The South Fork is 27.7 miles long and is formed by the confluence of Blue, Rocky, Pigeon, Bond, Long Branch and Crew creeks. From the confluence of the North and Middle Forks, the Tule River flows about 10 miles to Lake Success and is joined by Campbell and Graham creeks. The South Fork of the Tule River joins the North Fork at Lake Success.
That's a lot of dry creeks!
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