Terminus Dam

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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.

May 21, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 0.82%
Percent of Normal 138%
Minimum 8,065 acre-ft
Maximum 268,178 acre-ft
Average 126,842 acre-ft
Dam_Height 235
Hydraulic_Height 245
Drainage_Area 560
Year_Completed 1962
Nid_Storage 143000
Structural_Height 255
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Surface_Area 1945
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream KAWEAH RIVER
Dam_Length 2375
Nid_Height 255

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