KLAMATH FALLS - Upper Klamath Lake is nearly a foot lower this year than it was last year.

Officials believe colder weather may be to blame.

According to a weekly U.S. Bureau of Reclamation report, the lake still needs 1.3 feet to be considered full. Officials say its water level is down .92 feet from the same time last year.

John Hicks of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says a colder, longer winter and ice on the lake have prevented snowmelt from filling the lake to usual levels.

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