Saddlebag Lake Reservoir

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Saddlebag Lake Reservoir is located in Mono County, California, and was constructed in 1921 to provide hydroelectric power for the city of Los Angeles. The reservoir is fed by several small streams and snowmelt from the surrounding mountains, which are part of the Sierra Nevada range. The snowpack in the Sierras provides the majority of the water supply for the reservoir. Water from the reservoir is primarily used for hydroelectric power generation, but it also supports some agricultural and recreational activities in the area. The surface flow and snowpack providers for the reservoir include streams such as Lee Vining Creek and creeks that flow from the Sawtooth Ridge. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, camping, and hiking, and the reservoir is accessible via hiking trails and a ferry service.

June 15, 2024







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Percent of Normal None%
Nid_Height 45
Year_Completed 1921
Dam_Height 45
Structural_Height 45
River_Or_Stream Lee Vining Creek
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 297
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 18100
Dam_Length 600

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