Lake Del Valle

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Lake Del Valle
Del Valle Regional Park Panorama.jpg
Lake Del Valle
Location Alameda County, California
Coordinates 37°35′54″N 121°43′16″W / 37.59833°N 121.72111°W / 37.59833; -121.72111Coordinates: 37°35′54″N 121°43′16″W / 37.59833°N 121.72111°W / 37.59833; -121.72111
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States

Lake Del Valle is an artificial lake located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Livermore, California on Arroyo del Valle (Spanish for "creek of the valley") in Del Valle Regional Park. The lake is formed by Del Valle Dam, completed in 1968.[1]

The lake and dam are part of the California State Water Project, as part of the South Bay Aqueduct. The lake serves in part as off-stream storage for the South Bay Aqueduct. The capacity of the lake is 77,000 acre feet (95,000,000 m3), however, the lake has a flood storage of 25,000 to 40,000 acre feet (31,000,000 to 49,000,000 m3). Thus normally stores 37,000 to 52,000 acre feet (46,000,000 to 64,000,000 m3). The lake is a popular destination for hikers, bikers and boaters.

The Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct passes below the lake, but does not connect to it.

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  1. ^ "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California (A-G)". California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved October 1, 2012.