Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Hills Creek Lake, located near Oakridge, Oregon, was created in 1961 by the construction of a dam on the Middle Fork Willamette River. The lake serves as a significant source of hydroelectric power to the area. The hydrology of the lake is fed by surface flow from the Willamette River and snowpack from the surrounding mountains. During the summer months, the lake is used for recreational activities such as boating, swimming, and camping. The lake is also used as a water source for irrigation in the surrounding agricultural areas. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Hills Creek Lake provides a beautiful setting for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0.01%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 1,425.11 ft
Maximum 1,541.26 ft
Average 1,519 ft
Dam_Height 328
Hydraulic_Height 317
Drainage_Area 389
Year_Completed 1962
Nid_Storage 356000
Structural_Height 341
Foundations Rock, Soil
Surface_Area 2735
Hazard_Potential High
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 3, Tainter (radial) - 2
Dam_Length 2235
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 341

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