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Beardsley Lake is a reservoir located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The lake was created in 1923 with the construction of Beardsley Dam, which was built for hydroelectric power generation. The lake is fed by the Middle Fork Stanislaus River and is used as a storage facility for water that is released to generate electricity. The area also receives snowpack that melts and flows into the lake. The lake provides water for agricultural uses such as irrigation and recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The lake has a surface area of 600 acres and a maximum depth of 240 feet. Overall, Beardsley Lake plays an important role in providing water resources and recreational opportunities for the surrounding communities.

July 13, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.82%
Percent of Normal 112%
Minimum 19,432 acre-ft
Maximum 97,813 acre-ft
Average 81,127 acre-ft
Dam_Height 278
Hydraulic_Height 276
Drainage_Area 310
Year_Completed 1957
Nid_Storage 97800
Structural_Height 284
River_Or_Stream Middle Fork Stanislaus River
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 720
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 4
Dam_Length 1000
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 284

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