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Lake Almanor is a large reservoir in northwestern Plumas County, northeastern California. The reservoir has a capacity of over one million acre-feet and a maximum depth of about 90 feet. It is formed by Canyon Dam on the North Fork of the Feather River, as well as Benner and Last Chance Creeks, Hamilton Branch, and various natural springs. Lake ...
        Area: 28,257 Acres

Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in Napa County, California. This reservoir is formed by the Monticello Dam, which provides water and hydroelectricity to the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The lake was named for the first European settlers in the Berryessa Valley, José Jesús and Sexto "Sisto" Berrelleza (a Basque surname, Angl...
        Area: 17,000 Acres      Printed Lake Berryessa Map

Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The lake has a capacity of 648,000 acre feet (799,000,000 m3). The concrete arch dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938. The lake's primary...
    Full Pool: 445.0 MSL     Area: 19,300 Acres

Millerton Lake is a lake near the town of Friant in Fresno County and Madera County, California, about 15 miles north of downtown Fresno, United States. It is formed by Friant Dam on the San Joaquin River. Part of the Central Valley Project, the dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation and was completed in 1942. The lake stores wate...
        Area: 5,000 Acres      Printed Millerton Lake Map

Lake Oroville, is a reservoir formed by the Oroville Dam impounding the Feather River, located in Butte County, northern California. The lake is situated 5 miles northeast of the city of Oroville, within the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada. At over 3,500,000 acre feet, it is the second-largest r...
        Area: 15,810 Acres

Shasta Lake is a reservoir in Shasta County, California, United States. It is within the Whiskeytown–Shasta–Trinity National Recreation Area, operated by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. It is also popularly known as "Lake Shasta". It is impounded by Shasta Dam, the ninth tallest dam in the United States. Known as the keystone of the Central Va...
    Full Pool: 1,067.0 MSL     Area: 29,750 Acres      Printed Lake Shasta Map

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the second-deepest in the United States (th...
    Full Pool: 6,225.0 MSL     Area: 123,520 Acres

 
OTHER LAKES IN CALIFORNIA (alphabetical)
Lake Name Full Pool *
(MSL) **
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Arrowhead 784
Barrett
Bass
Big Bear
Bucks 1,827
Cachuma 750.0 3,100 Buy Cachuma Lake Map
Casitas 2,720 Buy Casitas Lake Map
Castaic 2,427
Cherry 1,535
Copco 1,000
Crystal 5
Diamond Valley 4,500
Elsinore 3,300
Gregory 86
Huntington 1,435
June 320
Kelly 70
Lewiston
Madrone 25
Mammoth 120
Mendocino 1,822
Mono
New Bullards Bar
New Melones
Pillsbury 2,280
Pine Mountain 202
Pinecrest
Piru 1,200 Buy Lake Piru Map
Salton Sea
San Luis
Santa Margarita 1,100 Salinas River
Sequoia 77
Shaver
Silverwood
Sonoma 2,600 Dry Creek Buy Lake Sonoma Map
Topaz 2,410
Tulloch 1,260
Twain Harte 7
Whiskeytown
Wildwood 290
* Full Pool - Highest normal summer pool level before flood stage
** MSL - Mean (average) feet above sea level

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