Kerckhoff Reservoir

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Kerckhoff Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. It was constructed in the early 1900s as part of the San Joaquin River Hydroelectric Project. The reservoir is fed by the San Joaquin River and its tributaries, as well as by snowmelt from the surrounding mountains. This makes it an important source of water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation in the Central Valley region of California. The reservoir also provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The area surrounding the reservoir is used for agricultural purposes, including growing crops such as almonds, grapes, and citrus fruit. The water levels in the reservoir are closely monitored and managed to ensure a reliable water supply for both agricultural and urban users.

June 21, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -8.13%
Percent of Normal 106%
Minimum 17 acre-ft
Maximum 2,446 acre-ft
Average 1,951 acre-ft
Nid_Height 114
Hydraulic_Height 86
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Drainage_Area 1461
Year_Completed 1920
Dam_Height 114
River_Or_Stream San Joaquin River
Structural_Height 106
Foundations Unlisted/Unknown
Surface_Area 160
Hazard_Potential Low
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 14
Nid_Storage 4252
Dam_Length 507

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