Bridgeport Reservoir

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Bridgeport Reservoir
Location Mono County, California
Coordinates 38°17′20″N 119°13′52″W / 38.28889°N 119.23111°W / 38.28889; -119.23111[1]Coordinates: 38°17′20″N 119°13′52″W / 38.28889°N 119.23111°W / 38.28889; -119.23111[1]
Type reservoir[1]
Primary inflows East Walker River
Primary outflows East Walker River[1][2]
Catchment area 356 square miles (920 km2)[2]
Basin countries United States
Managing agency Walker River Irrigation District
Built 1924 (1924)[2]
Surface area 3,125 acres (1,265 ha)[2]
Water volume 44,100 acre feet (54,400,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation 6,460 feet (1,970 m)[1]
Settlements Bridgeport, California
Bridgeport Dam
Bridgeport Reservoir is located in California
Bridgeport Reservoir
Location of Bridgeport Dam
Country United States
Location Mono County, California
Coordinates 38°17′20″N 119°13′52″W / 38.28889°N 119.23111°W / 38.28889; -119.23111[3]
Owner(s) Walker River Irrigation District[2]
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earth[2]
Impounds East Walker River[2]
Height 63 feet (19 m)[2]
Length 900 feet (270 m)[2]
Elevation at crest 6,471 feet (1,972 m)[2]
Width (crest) 15 feet (4.6 m)[2]
Dam volume 132,000 cubic yards (101,000 m3)[2]
Reservoir
Creates Bridgeport Reservoir
Total capacity 44,100 acre feet (54,400,000 m3)[2]
Catchment area 356 square miles (920 km2)[2]
Surface area 3,125 acres (1,265 ha)[2]
Normal elevation 6,460 feet (1,970 m)[1]

Bridgeport Reservoir is a lake at the lower end of Bridgeport Valley in Mono County, California. Its earth-filled dam was constructed in 1923 by the Walker River Irrigation District,[4] along the East Walker River. The lake has a storage capacity of 42,455 acre feet (52,367,000 m3),[5] and is regulated by a Federal Watermaster supplying primarily agricultural irrigation and flood control for Lyon County, Nevada.[6]

The community of Bridgeport which is the county seat of Mono, and the Bryant Field airstrip, are located along the river and adjacent to the upper end of the lake.

Recreational opportunities include boating and trout fishing, and resorts with boat launch facilities are located along the lake's east shore.[7] Access is provided by California State Route 182.

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