LOS BANOS DAM

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Los Banos Dam, located in Merced County, California, is a key reservoir in the Central Valley Project. Built in 1968, the dam is primarily used for flood control, irrigation, and hydroelectric power generation. The dam impounds the San Luis Reservoir, which can hold up to 2 million acre-feet of water. The hydrology of the reservoir is predominantly fed by snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and surface runoff from the San Joaquin River. The reservoir serves as a major water source for agriculture in the Central Valley, and also provides recreational opportunities such as boating and fishing. In recent years, the reservoir has faced challenges due to prolonged drought conditions, leading to decreased snowpack and surface flow providers.

July 19, 2024

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mph

Windspeed

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Humidity

Storage 24hr Change -0.07%
Percent of Normal 109%
Minimum 16,961 acre-ft
2022-12-06
Maximum 24,507 acre-ft
2023-01-10
Average 19,855 acre-ft
Nid_Height 167
Hydraulic_Height 150
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Drainage_Area 156
Year_Completed 1965
Dam_Height 167
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 167
River_Or_Stream LOS BANOS CREEK
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 782
Nid_Storage 51920
Dam_Length 1370

Regional Streamflow

90

Cubic Feet Per Second

196

Cubic Feet Per Second

40

Cubic Feet Per Second

111

Cubic Feet Per Second

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