ECHO LAKE

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RESERVOIR CALIFORNIA

Echo Lake


April 16, 2024

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Echo Lake is a small alpine lake located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The lake has a long history of recreational use, with the Echo Chalet resort opening in the early 1900s. The lake serves as an important source of water for the surrounding areas, with its hydrology primarily fed by surface flow and snowpack melt. The Upper American River Project manages the reservoir and dam, which provides hydroelectric power to the area. The lake also serves as a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities such as fishing, camping, and hiking available. The surrounding forests are home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, and mule deer. Agriculture in the area includes small-scale farming and ranching, while the lake also supports recreational activities such as swimming and boating.



Geolocation -120.037, 38.831
Elevation 7,420 ft
Storage 24hr Change None%
Percent of Normal None%
Minimum 1 acre-ft
2021-04-15
Maximum 2 acre-ft
2021-05-08
Average 1 acre-ft
Dam_Height 12
Hydraulic_Height 12.5
Drainage_Area 4.8
Year_Completed 1992
Nid_Storage 1860
Structural_Height 14
Surface_Area 338
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream Echo Creek
Dam_Length 321
Primary_Dam_Type Roller-Compacted Concrete
Nid_Height 14

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Area Boat Ramps

SUMMIT LAKE TRAIL ALPINE COUNTY
Upper Carson Watershed, California
AMADOR COUNTY
South Fork American Watershed, California
INDIAN CREEK CAMP GROUND DAY USE AREA
Upper Carson Watershed, California
GOLF COURSE OUTER TRAIL CARSON CITY
Middle Carson Watershed, Nevada
JUNCTION BOAT RAMP ROAD EL DORADO COUNTY
South Fork American Watershed, California
PROSSER LAKE RESERVOIR
Truckee Watershed, California
MEADOW LAKE ROAD NEVADA COUNTY
Upper Yuba Watershed, California
CAPT ROBERTS BOATING SITE
Truckee Watershed, California
TOPAZ PARK ROAD DOUGLAS COUNTY
West Walker Watershed, Nevada
SLY PARK ROAD, POLLOCK PINES
Upper Cosumnes Watershed, California

Rafting & Kayaking

SILVER LAKE TO MEADOW VALLEY
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
SEC 17, T25N, R14E TO CONFLUENCE WITH LAST CHANCE CREEK
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE WITH EAST AND WEST BRANCHES OF NELSON CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
STATE PARK TO CONFLUENCE WITH MIDDLE FORK FEATHER WSR
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
SUSAN RIVER
Honey-Eagle Lakes Watershed, California
CONFLUENCE WITH SQUAW QUEEN CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH RED CLOVER CREEK
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
POND IN SEC 35, T26N, R9E TO CONFLUENCE WITH SPANISH CREEK
East Branch North Fork Feather Watershed, California
HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH NELSON CREEK
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, California
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR TO NF BOUNDARY
Middle Fork Feather Watershed, Nevada

Parks & Recreation

                                                       

Portola City Park

Rock Park

Rainbow Ridge Park

Glendale Park

Mogul Park

Sack Park

Idlewild Park

Newlands Circle

Oxbow Park

Lundsford Park

                                                                                                                       
                                               
HERMIT VALLEY
ANGORA RIDGE
JUMBO GRADE
Jumbo Grade is a popular recreational area in the Truckee watershed in Nevada. It is located along the eastern slope of the Virginia Range and is easily accessible from Reno. ...
HANGMANS BRIDGE
Hangman's Bridge, located in the Upper Carson watershed in California, is a historical landmark that is shrouded in mystery and legend. The bridge is believed to have been built in ...
DONNELL VISTA
VIRGINIA CITY-COMSTOCK
The Virginia City Comstock is a historic mining town located in the Middle Carson watershed of Nevada. It was founded in 1859 after the discovery of silver and gold in ...

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