Lake McCloud facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake McCloud
Looking north over McCloud Reservoir
|Location||Siskiyou County, California|
|Primary inflows||McCloud River|
|Primary outflows||McCloud River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||520 acres (210 ha)|
|Water volume||35,200 acre⋅ft (0.0434 km3)|
|Surface elevation||2,648 ft (807 m)|
Lake McCloud is a reservoir on the McCloud River in Northern California. 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. 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.
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