Stony Gorge Reservoir

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Stony Gorge Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the Sacramento Valley in California. The reservoir was created in 1962 by the Stony Gorge Dam, which is used for irrigation and flood control. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 93,000 acre-feet and covers an area of 7.5 square miles.

The hydrology of Stony Gorge Reservoir is primarily fed by the East Branch of the Stony Creek, which is a major tributary of the Sacramento River. The reservoir also receives water from the snowpack in the nearby mountains.

The reservoir serves as a surface water source for agricultural uses in the surrounding region. In addition, the reservoir is a popular destination for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and camping. The reservoir is managed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.

June 22, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 0.16%
Percent of Normal 164%
Minimum 6,029 acre-ft
Maximum 51,177 acre-ft
Average 29,262 acre-ft
Nid_Height 151
Hydraulic_Height 131
Primary_Dam_Type Buttress
Drainage_Area 197
Years_Modified 1985 - Hydraulic, 1985 - Structural, 2009 - Seismic
Year_Completed 1928
Dam_Height 119
River_Or_Stream STONY CREEK
Structural_Height 151
Surface_Area 1280
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Storage 58500
Dam_Length 868

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