New Bullards Bar

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New Bullards Bar is a reservoir located in California's Yuba County. The dam was completed in 1970 with a height of 645 feet, making it one of the tallest earth-filled dams in the United States. The reservoir has a capacity of 969,000 acre-feet and is part of the Yuba River Development Project. It provides hydroelectric power and has a surface flow that feeds into the Yuba River.

The water supply for the reservoir comes from several sources, including snowpack from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which is collected by the Yuba River and its tributaries. The reservoir also receives water from the North Yuba River, Middle Yuba River, and Oregon Creek.

New Bullards Bar Reservoir is used for both agricultural and recreational purposes. It is a popular spot for boating, fishing, and camping. The surrounding area is home to several campgrounds, parks, and trails. Additionally, the reservoir provides water for agricultural purposes in the Yuba County region.

June 20, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.33%
Percent of Normal 113%
Minimum 340,419 acre-ft
Maximum 963,082 acre-ft
Average 829,188 acre-ft
Nid_Height 645
Hydraulic_Height 626
Primary_Dam_Type Concrete
Drainage_Area 485
Year_Completed 1970
Dam_Height 645
Structural_Height 645
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 4830
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 3
Nid_Storage 1010000
River_Or_Stream North Yuba River
Dam_Length 2323

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