Lake Mccloud

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lake McCloud, located in Northern California, was formed in 1965 by the construction of the McCloud River Dam. The lake is fed by surface flows from the McCloud River and snowpack in the surrounding mountains. The hydrology of the lake is managed by the McCloud River Watermaster and is used for agricultural irrigation, municipal water supply, and hydropower generation. The lake is also a popular recreational destination for boating, fishing, and camping. The surrounding area is home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, black bears, and trout. In recent years, concern has been raised about the impact of climate change on the snowpack providers and the potential for reduced water availability in the future.

June 15, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -1.79%
Percent of Normal 63%
Minimum 13,794 acre-ft
Maximum 30,169 acre-ft
Average 24,089 acre-ft
Nid_Height 255
Drainage_Area 398
Year_Completed 1965
Dam_Height 255
River_Or_Stream McCloud River
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Surface_Area 520
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 3
Nid_Storage 35234
Dam_Length 630

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