kids encyclopedia robot

Petaluma Reservoir facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Petaluma Reservoir
Location Sonoma County, California
Type reservoir
Primary outflows tributary of Adobe Creek
Catchment area 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Basin countries United States
Surface area 10 acres (4 ha)
Water volume 227 acre⋅ft (280,000 m3)
Surface elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Islands none

Petaluma Reservoir is a small, man-made lake located about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Petaluma in Sonoma County, California, United States. Also known as Lawler Reservoir, its waters are impounded by Lawler Dam, a rock fill dam 40 feet (12 m) high and 1,150 feet (350 m) long that was built in 1910. The City of Petaluma owns the reservoir.

In 1992, the State of California declared the reservoir unsafe in the event of an earthquake. Rather than perform a seismic retrofit of the dam, the City decided to stop using it for water supply.

kids search engine
Petaluma Reservoir Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.