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Black Butte Lake
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Black Butte Dam and Lake
Location Glenn / Tehama counties, California, United States
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Stony Creek
Primary outflows Stony Creek
Catchment area 741 square miles (1,920 km2)
Basin countries United States
Max. length 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface area 4,460 acres (1,800 ha)
Water volume 143,700 acre feet (177,300,000 m3)
Shore length1 40 miles (64 km)
Surface elevation 512 feet (156 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Black Butte Lake is an artificial lake located in Tehama and Glenn counties in the U.S. state of California. The lake was formed from Stony Creek in 1963 upon the completion of Black Butte Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is located approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Orland. At full pool, the lake is 7 miles (11.3 km) long and has a shoreline of 40 miles (64.4 km) and a surface area of 4,460 acres (18 km2). The dam and lake were constructed for flood protection for local towns and agricultural lands.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released a warning regarding eating fish caught from this lake based on the elevated mercury level.

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