Lake Fordyce Near Cisco

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Lake Fordyce is a reservoir located near Cisco in California. The lake was created in 1955 by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for hydroelectric power generation. The lake has a surface area of 175 acres and is fed by the Fordyce Creek and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada mountains. The lake provides water for irrigation and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The lake is also home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. The area surrounding the lake has a rich history of gold mining and was once a popular destination for miners during the California Gold Rush. Today, the lake remains a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and offers stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

June 15, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -1.88%
Percent of Normal 63%
Minimum 2,687 acre-ft
Maximum 47,601 acre-ft
Average 36,989 acre-ft
Dam_Height 145
Hydraulic_Height 133
Drainage_Area 31.7
Year_Completed 1873
Nid_Storage 49903
Structural_Height 136
River_Or_Stream Fordyce Creek
Surface_Area 772
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 2
Dam_Length 1220
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 145

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