Elmer J Chesbro Reservoir

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Elmer J Chesbro Reservoir is a man-made reservoir in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The reservoir was created by the construction of a dam across the Fresno River in 1928. The hydrology of the reservoir is primarily fed by the snowpack in the surrounding mountains and relies on surface flow from the Fresno River. The reservoir provides water to agriculturally rich areas in Madera County such as the Chowchilla and Madera Irrigation districts. The reservoir is also a popular recreation destination for fishing, boating, and camping. The surrounding Sierra National Forest offers hiking trails and scenic views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains. The reservoir has a capacity of 85,000 acre-feet and is operated by the Madera Irrigation District.

June 15, 2024

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Storage 24hr Change -0.28%
Percent of Normal 131%
Minimum 534 acre-ft
2021-12-11
Maximum 8,049 acre-ft
2023-05-02
Average 5,593 acre-ft
Dam_Height 95
Hydraulic_Height 85
Drainage_Area 19.5
Year_Completed 1955
Nid_Storage 8086
River_Or_Stream Llagas Creek
Surface_Area 328
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 690
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 95

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