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Lake McCloud
McCloud Reservoir 2017-05-20 Lanman.jpg
Looking north over McCloud Reservoir
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Location Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates 41°07′52″N 122°04′14″W / 41.13111°N 122.07056°W / 41.13111; -122.07056
Type reservoir
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)
Settlements McCloud
Lake McCloud
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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.

The lake is home to a population of rainbow and brown trout, due in large part to the fact that the lake water temperature stays relatively cold all year.

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