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Big Sage Reservoir
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Big Sage Reservoir
Location in California
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Big Sage Reservoir
Location in the United States
Location Modoc County, California
Coordinates 41°36′15″N 120°39′05″W / 41.60417°N 120.65139°W / 41.60417; -120.65139
Type reservoir
Primary outflows Rattlesnake Creek
Catchment area 107 square miles (280 km2)
Basin countries United States
Max. length 5 miles (8.0 km)
Max. width 4 miles (6.4 km)
Surface area 5,270 acres (2,130 ha)
Water volume 77,000 acre feet (95,000,000 m3)
Surface elevation 4,898 feet (1,493 m)

Big Sage Reservoir is an artificial lake in Modoc County, California and Modoc National Forest. Its waters are impounded by Big Sage Dam, which was completed in 1921.

Hydrology

The lake discharges into Rattlesnake Creek, a tributary of the Pit River.

Big Sage Dam

Big Sage Dam is an earthen dam 680 feet (210 m) long and 49 feet (15 m) high, with 8.3 feet (2.5 m) of freeboard. Hot Springs Valley Irrigation District owns the dam.

Recreation

Facilities include a campground and boat ramp, both located just north of the dam.

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