Lake Piru

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Lake Piru
Lac Piru.jpg
Location Los Padres National Forest
Ventura County, California
Coordinates 34°27′42″N 118°45′04″W / 34.4616°N 118.7511°W / 34.4616; -118.7511Coordinates: 34°27′42″N 118°45′04″W / 34.4616°N 118.7511°W / 34.4616; -118.7511
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Piru Creek
Agua Blanca Creek
Primary outflows Piru Creek
Catchment area 421.4 sq mi (1,091 km2)
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,240 acres (500 ha)
Water volume 83,244 acre·ft (102,680,000 m3)
Surface elevation 1,043 ft (318 m)
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Piru

Lake Piru is an artificial lake located in Los Padres National Forest of Ventura County, California, created by the construction in 1955 of the Santa Felicia Dam on Piru Creek which is a tributary of the Santa Clara River. It is situated downstream from Pyramid Lake and can be accessed from Piru Canyon Road near the town of Piru, California.

The elevation of the lake is 1,043 ft (318 m), and the elevation of the dam spillway is 1,055 ft (322 m).[1] The dam is owned and operated by the United Water Conservation District of Santa Paula, California.[2][3]

The Lake Piru Recreation Area is an extensive campground around the lake with boating facilities, picnic areas, tent sites and other conveniences.[4]

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  1. ^ Department of Water Resources (2009). "Station Meta Data: Lake Piru (PRU)". California Data Exchange Center. State of California. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
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  3. ^ Wenner, Gretchen (March 12, 2014) "Water meeting brings crowd to Oxnard" Ventura County Star
  4. ^ Richard McMahon (1 March 1999). Camping Southern California. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-56044-711-5. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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