Los Vaqueros Reservoir

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir is a large water storage facility located in California. Completed in 1998, the reservoir was built to provide additional water to the Bay Area. It has a capacity of 160,000 acre-feet of water and serves as a critical source of drinking water for approximately 500,000 people in the region. The reservoir is fed by several surface streams, including Marsh Creek and Arroyo del Valle, and also receives water from the snowpack in the nearby mountains. Los Vaqueros is used for both agricultural and recreational purposes. The reservoir supports the irrigation of over 45,000 acres of farmland in the Contra Costa Water District, and it is also a popular destination for fishing and boating. The facility serves as a critical component of California's water infrastructure, helping to ensure reliable water supplies for the region.

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Dam_Height 231
Hydraulic_Height 217
Drainage_Area 18.75
Year_Completed 1997
Nid_Storage 160000
Hazard_Potential High
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
River_Or_Stream Kellogg Creek
Surface_Area 1836
Dam_Length 1280
Nid_Height 231

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