Donnells Dam

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Donnells Dam (National ID # CA00264) is a dam in Tuolumne County, California.

The concrete arch dam was constructed in 1958, with a height of 317 feet (97 m), and a length of 750 feet (230 m) at its crest.[1] It impounds the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River for hydroelectric power, part of the Stanislaus River Tri-Dam project cooperatively owned by the Oakdale Irrigation District and the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.[2] The site is surrounded by the Stanislaus National Forest.

The reservoir it creates, Donnell Lake, has a normal water surface of 418 acres (169 ha) and has a maximum capacity of 65,000 acre feet (80,000,000 m3).[3] Recreation includes fishing, hunting, boating, camping and hiking.

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Coordinates: 38°19′50″N 119°57′38″W / 38.33066°N 119.96068°W / 38.33066; -119.96068