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California Tulare-Buena Vista Lakes Watershed

Terminus Dam

June 6 2023

125,368 acre-ft

+2.72% today
90% of Normal Low

Water storage levels at Terminus Dam are currently 125,368 acre-ft, about 90% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 140,596.26acre-ft.

Maximum recorded Storage since record keeping began in 2003 was 2006-06-06 when levels reached 185,543 acre-ft. Lowest recorded Storage was 2005-02-01 when levels receded to 8,065 acre-ft.

Terminus Dam, located in the Kaweah River Canyon of California, was built in 1962 and has a capacity of 53,900-acre feet. It was constructed to control flooding and provide irrigation water for the surrounding agricultural land. The dam is managed by the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District and receives its water from surface flow and snowpack from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Kaweah River, which is the primary tributary to the dam, provides water to several irrigation districts, including the Tulare Irrigation District. The dam also provides water for recreation activities such as fishing and boating. However, in recent years, the dam has faced challenges due to drought and the overuse of groundwater, leading to a reduction in water supply for agriculture and recreation.

Geolocation -119.002, 36.415
Elevation 752 ft
Storage 24hr Change 2.72%
Percent of Normal 90%
Minimum 8,065 acre-ft
Maximum 185,543 acre-ft
Average 140,596 acre-ft


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