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Vail Lake is a reservoir located near Temecula, California. The lake was created in the 1940s by the Vail family as a water source for their citrus and avocado orchards. Today, the lake serves as a popular recreational destination for fishing, boating, and camping. The hydrology of the lake is primarily fed by the San Jacinto River and local runoff, and the lake is managed by the Rancho California Water District. The lake's surface flow is controlled by a dam, which also regulates the lake's water levels. The surrounding area is known for its vineyards and wine production, and the lake itself is home to a variety of fish species, including bass and catfish. In the winter months, the nearby mountains provide a snowpack that contributes to the lake's water supply.

May 21, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 1,410.4 ft
Maximum 1,452.17 ft
Average 1,432 ft
Dam_Height 152
Hydraulic_Height 139.4
Drainage_Area 318.4
Year_Completed 1949
Nid_Storage 51000
Primary_Dam_Type Arch
Surface_Area 1078
River_Or_Stream Temecula Creek
Dam_Length 788
Hazard_Potential High
Nid_Height 152

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