Lake Britton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lake Britton
LakeBritton(CA).jpg
Location Shasta County, California[1][2]
Coordinates 41°01′18″N 121°40′31″W / 41.0218°N 121.6753°W / 41.0218; -121.6753[2]Coordinates: 41°01′18″N 121°40′31″W / 41.0218°N 121.6753°W / 41.0218; -121.6753[2]
Type reservoir[2]
Primary inflows Pit River
Primary outflows Pit River[1]
Catchment area 4,700 square miles (12,000 km2)[1]
Basin countries United States
Water volume 34,600 acre feet (42,700,000 m3)[1]
Surface elevation 2,717 feet (828 m)[2]

Lake Britton is a reservoir located in Shasta County, California. It is known for its wide variety of bass and trout. Its main body is situated to the west of State Route 89, and is mostly surrounded by PG&E Land, Forest Service Land, and McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. Along the north shore lies North Shore and Dusty Campgrounds. It is fed by the Pit River and has tributaries of Clark Creek, Burney Creek, and Hat Creek and is impounded by the Pit #3 Dam. A bridge, owned by the McCloud River Railroad, which spans Lake Britton (just east of Hwy 89) was used for the railroad bridge scene in the 1986 film Stand By Me.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California (N-S)". California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Lake Britton". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lake Britton at Wikimedia Commons