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Indian Valley Reservoir is a man-made body of water located in Clearlake Oaks, California. The reservoir was constructed in 1978 and is fed by Cache Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. The primary purpose of the reservoir is to provide water storage for irrigation, municipal and industrial use. The hydrology of the reservoir is largely dependent on the winter snowpack from the surrounding mountains, as well as surface flow from Cache Creek. The reservoir also provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The agricultural uses of the reservoir include irrigation of vineyards, orchards and other crops in the surrounding area. Overall, Indian Valley Reservoir plays an important role in water management and recreational activities in the region.

June 22, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.01%
Percent of Normal 103%
Minimum 1,352.06 ft
Maximum 1,482.07 ft
Average 1,425 ft
Dam_Height 207
Hydraulic_Height 190
Drainage_Area 121
Year_Completed 1975
Nid_Storage 359000
Structural_Height 225
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 3750
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 2
River_Or_Stream North Fork Cache Creek
Dam_Length 965
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 225

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