Lake Hemet

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Lake Hemet is a man-made reservoir located in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California. It was created in 1895 to provide water for the surrounding area's agricultural needs. The lake is fed by the San Jacinto River and the snowpack from the nearby mountains. It has a capacity of 14,000 acre-feet and serves as a vital source of water for the Hemet Valley Municipal Water District. The lake is also a popular recreational destination, offering fishing, boating, camping, and hiking opportunities. In recent years, the lake has faced challenges with low water levels due to drought conditions. Nonetheless, it remains an important resource for the region.

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Nid_Height 135
Hydraulic_Height 130
Drainage_Area 65.8
Year_Completed 1895
Dam_Height 135
River_Or_Stream Tr San Jacinto River
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
Surface_Area 470
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 14000
Dam_Length 324

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