Elderberry Forebay Dam facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsElderberry Forebay Dam
|Location||Los Angeles County, California|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earthfill|
|Height||179 ft (55 m)|
|Length||1,935 ft (590 m)|
|Elevation at crest||1,550 ft (470 m)|
|Width (base)||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Dam volume||5,896,950 cu yd (4,508,540 m3)|
|Total capacity||28,400 acre⋅ft (35,000 dam3)|
|Catchment area||81.6 sq mi (211 km2)|
|Surface area||450 acres (180 ha)|
|Normal elevation||1,519 ft (463 m)|
Elderberry Forebay Dam is a dam located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of northwestern Los Angeles County, California. The dam partitions Elderberry Forebay from Castaic Lake. It forms the headwater reservoir for Castaic Power Plant, a pumped-storage hydroelectricity generation facility. The dam was completed in 1974 as part of the California State Water Project.
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