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Saddlebag Lake
July 14, 2009 03:21PM
Anyone been up there this season? Is the water level anywhere near normal? Three years ago the water level was about a foot from the spillway on top of the dam, and the last two years it barely touched the dam. (Close to 40 ft difference)
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July 14, 2009 03:33PM
What time of year were you there?
Re: Saddlebag Lake
July 14, 2009 04:12PM
All 3 times at the end of July.
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July 14, 2009 10:27PM
It certainly looked to be overflowing or quite full on June 20th.
You should go looky. With the wierd weather winter/spring
has hung along longer...
Re: Saddlebag Lake
July 15, 2009 09:20AM
I was up there on June 19th, the road was still closed. It wasn't till I got home that I found out the road opened the next day.
Re: Saddlebag Lake
July 15, 2009 11:39AM
Hi. I'm new to this forum and have been reading lots of useful info. When I visited Saddlebag Lake during July 4th weekend, I recall the water being atleast several feet below the spillway but I am not sure what is normal for this time of year. The main loop trail still had some patches of snow between Helen and Steelhead Lakes.
Re: Saddlebag Lake
July 15, 2009 12:27PM
Yeah the normal level is around 10 ft from the spillway, good to know, thanks! It will stay at about that level for the entire season.
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July 15, 2009 09:50PM
Here are a few photos from June 27-28, 2009

Saddlebag Lake on the Water Taxi


Here is Shamrock Lake


And FinallySteelhead Lake which was about 50% ice still
avatar Re: Saddlebag Lake
July 15, 2009 10:12PM
Nice. Thanks for the photos.

For others... in the first photo that is Mt. Dana in the background.
(which is where I surmised that Saddlebag was full(ish))
In the 2nd and 3rd ... you can see the Conness Glacier in the background.
The peak in #2 is North Peak.
Re: Saddlebag Lake
July 15, 2009 10:19PM
It’s great to see the entire region get back to normal water levels, hopefully the rest of the state's reservoirs will start filling up next year. Thanks
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