Pine Flat Dam

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Pine Flat Dam is located in California's Central Valley and was built in 1954 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control floodwaters and provide irrigation water for agriculture. The dam impounds the Kings River to create Pine Flat Lake, which has become a popular spot for boating, fishing, and camping. The hydrology of the area is heavily influenced by the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which provides a significant source of water for the dam during the spring melt. The Kings River Watershed also contributes to the dam's water supply, with several tributaries flowing into the main stem. Pine Flat Dam is critical for supporting agriculture in the Central Valley, with water from the dam being used to irrigate crops such as almonds, citrus, and grapes.

June 15, 2024







Storage 24hr Change -0.25%
Percent of Normal 147%
Minimum 111,270 acre-ft
Maximum 998,852 acre-ft
Average 668,088 acre-ft
Nid_Height 440
Hydraulic_Height 424
Drainage_Area 1542
Year_Completed 1954
Dam_Height 412
Structural_Height 440
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
River_Or_Stream KINGS RIVER
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 5970
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 1000000
Dam_Length 1840

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