Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff
More snow, more snow, sunny, more snow, more snow, more snow, sunny – then snow and more snow today. With the cold temps, we were down to 8 degrees with the wind chill thus the Lake is still empty up front – the run-off just can’t seem to get started.
Called SCE to get the official reason about why they took the Lake to empty – Samantha Nelson, Production Manager gave us this statement – “The predicted run-off this year is 160% of normal. This means we have to make room in the reservoir to accommodate the higher than average year water year. Our main priority is dam safety and to be prudent operators of the Bishop Creek Project. Bishop Mono Basin Operations can control flow to an extent. The control mechanism has limits. For this reason, we like to make sure our reservoirs are ready for the run-off season. Our water management plan takes into account the predicted run-off forecast for the season, the maximum reservoir storage capacity, and our obligation to our downstream water rights holders and users. Due to the cold front moving in this month (reducing snowmelt) and the items as mentioned earlier in our water management plan, Sabrina is at a low level.” So there you have it.
Fishing at Lake Sabrina involves a bit of a walk. You might want to try back behind what is normally the Island or if you’re into a bit of a hike, might try out by Cookie’s Point where the back Natural Lake spills into the front Natural Lake. Be careful if you get close to the water – there’s a lot of slick mud down there. If you’re not sure where that is come on in the building and we’ll show you!
With the continued snow, many of the trails are still covered in snow, but there are also some areas that the snow has melted making for a wet trail. Also, with all the new snow, Spring avalanches are a bit of a concern. Please check the weather report prior to heading into the backcountry for an overnighter or two. Might want to hike with a buddy. Put a note in your car about where you were headed and when you think you’ll return.
Until I get our cook trained, the Café will close on Wednesdays – need one day to do the shopping and get the laundry done! The Store will be open every day from 8:00am to 6:00pm till we get boats on the Lake – then we’ll go to Summer hours.
It will be a few weeks before Department of Fish and WildLife get down to the Lake to stock – stay tuned.
WHAT TO DO IN BISHOP AND SURROUNDING AREAS
OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tour of one of the world's premier radio observatories, learn how radio telescopes work, find out about current astronomy projects. Water will be available. For more information, call Dr. Mark Hodges at (760)358-6410
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL RODEO STATE FINALS CHAMPIONSHIP
June 12 – June 15
Watch 300+ of the state's best cowboys and cowgirls compete at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. For tickets and information, call Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce (760)873-8405.
FATHER’S DAY BRING DAD OUT TO LAWS!
June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Variety Show featuring local talent. Family acts with dads encouraged. Games, food booths, pie by the slice. The famous Laws Pie Auction at 2:30. $10 suggested donation for adults. Interested in performing? Contact Pete at email@example.com
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION WITH FIREWORKS AT PAIUTE PALACE CASINO
July 3 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Admission begins at 3:00 PM. Fireworks usually start after 8:15 PM. Kids activities available. Free.
AWESOME FIREWORKS SHOW AT BISHOP AIRPORT
July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bishop Airport, 703 Airport Road
Spectacular fireworks show sponsored by the Bishop Fire Department. Bring your barbecue, coolers, and shade. After sundown, watch the night sky show. 4 PM – 9:30 PM. Contact 760-873-5863 for info.
FREE FISHING DAY
July 6 - All Day
If you’re looking for something to do while in Bishop, check out the Bishop Chamber of Commerce Website at https://www.bishopvisitor.com/ for lots of fun things to do for all ages.
Bishop Visitor Information Center | Bishop California Welcome Center
21 Great Lodging Options. Whether on a relaxing fishing trip, outdoor adventure, or just passing through, Bishop is a wonderful place to stay. Find a room at a downtown Bishop Hotel, Hostel, Inn, Bed & Breakfast or venture up to Bishop Creek for a wonderful cabin experience.
Make sure you wear some kind of sun protection – the sun and reflection off the snow, ice and water will do a number on your skin and eyeballs! AND DON’T FORGET A JACKET!
Looks like Spring might make a brief appearance, then we’ll probably (HOPEFULLY) head right to Summer and some run-off. Here is the forecast for the week from www.weather.gov (enter Aspendell, CA in the search and scroll down to see the temps).
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind around 6 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
A chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north northwest in the evening.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 57.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 60
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