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Lake McCloud

Lake McCloud
Satellite view
Location Shasta County, California
Type reservoir
Primary inflows McCloud River
Primary outflows McCloud River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 520 acres (210 ha)[1]
Water volume 35,200 acre·ft (0.0434 km3)
Surface elevation 2,648 ft (807 m)[2]
Settlements McCloud
References [2]

Lake McCloud is a reservoir on the McCloud River in Northern California.[3] The lake forms behind an earthen dam finished in 1965 by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company to control water flows and for generating hydro-electric power.[1] McCloud Dam (National ID # CA00416) is 235 feet high, 630 feet long at its crest, and impounds a maximum capacity of 35,200 acre-feet.[4]

The lake is home to a population of Rainbow and German Brown trout, due in large part to the fact that the lake water temperature stays relatively cold all year.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b NPDP database accessed 2008-01-10
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake McCloud
  3. ^ a b Shasta-Trinity National Forest site accessed 2008-01-10.
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