List of lakes in California

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There are more than 3,000 named lakes, reservoirs, and dry lakes in the U.S. state of California.[1]

Largest lakes[edit]

Lake Tahoe is the second-deepest lake in the United States

In terms of area covered, the largest lake in California is the Salton Sea, a lake formed in 1905 which is now saline. It occupies 376 square miles (970 km2) in the southeast corner of the state, but because it is shallow it only holds about 7,500,000 acre feet (9,300,000 dam3) of water.[2] Tulare Lake in the San Joaquin Valley was larger, at approximately 690 square miles (1,780 km), until it was drained during the later years of the nineteenth century.

In terms of volume, the largest lake on the list is Lake Tahoe, located on the California–Nevada border. It holds roughly 36 cubic miles (150 km3) of water. It is also largest freshwater lake by area, at 191 sq mi (490 km2), and the deepest lake, with a maximum depth of 1,645 feet (501 m).

Among freshwater lakes entirely contained within the state, the largest by area is Clear Lake, which covers 68 square miles (180 km2).[3]

Many of California's large lakes are actually reservoirs: artificial bodies of fresh water. In terms of both area and volume, the largest of these is Lake Shasta, which formed behind Shasta Dam in the 1940s. The dam can impound 4,552,000 acre feet (5,615,000 dam3) of water over 29,740 acres (12,040 ha).[4]

Lake Elsinore, which covers 3,000 acres (1,200 ha), is billed as the largest natural freshwater lake in Southern California.[5]

List[edit]

The list is alphabetized by the name of the lake, with the words lake, of, and the ignored. To sort on a different column, click on the arrows in the header row.

Geographic coordinates, approximate elevations, alternative names, and other details may be obtained by following the Geographic Names Information System links in the third column.

Note: Lakes grow and shrink due to precipitation, evaporation, releases, and diversions. For this reason, many of the surface areas tabulated below are very approximate. For reservoirs, the areas at maximum water storage are indicated. Reservoirs used for flood control are seldom allowed to reach maximum storage.


Name California county(ies) GNIS id(s) Type (origin) Surface area
Abbotts Lagoon Marin 217942 natural lake (submerged valley)[6] 200 acres (81 ha)[7]
Almaden Reservoir Santa Clara 218156 reservoir (Almaden Dam) 62 acres (25 ha)[8]
Lake Almanor Plumas 256197 reservoir (Lake Almanor Dam) 28,257 acres (11,435 ha)[9]
Lake Aloha El Dorado 256198 reservoir (Medley Lakes Dam) 627 acres (254 ha)[9]
Lake Alpine Alpine 218174 reservoir (Alpine CA00422 Dam) 179 acres (72 ha)[8]
Alpine Lake Marin 218169 reservoir (Alpine CA00204 Dam) 224 acres (91 ha)[8]
Lake Amador Amador 1664187 reservoir (Jackson Creek Dam) 385 acres (156 ha)[9]
Anderson Lake Santa Clara 218262 reservoir (Leroy Anderson Dam) 980 acres (400 ha)[9]
Angora Lakes El Dorado 256259 natural lakes (glacial tarns) 30 acres (12 ha)
Antelope Lake Plumas 256274 reservoir (Antelope Dam) 931 acres (377 ha)[8]
Antonelli Pond Santa Cruz 1872809 reservoir (1908) 7 acres (2.8 ha)[10]
Lake Anza Contra Costa 218314 reservoir (C L Tilden Park Dam) 10 acres (4.0 ha)[8]
Lake Arrowhead Reservoir San Bernardino 269582 reservoir (Lake Arrowhead Dam) 780 acres (320 ha)[9]
Badwater Basin Inyo 255963 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Baker Lake Shasta 256446 natural lake 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Lake Balboa Los Angeles 27 acres (11 ha)[11]
Baldwin Hills Reservoir Los Angeles former reservoir (Baldwin Hills Dam) breached in 1963
Baldwin Lake Los Angeles 1733490 natural lake[12] 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Baldwin Lake San Bernardino 269648 natural intermittent lake
Balsam Forebay Fresno reservoir (Balsam Meadow Dam) 60 acres (24 ha)[8]
Barker Reservoir Riverside reservoir (Barker Dam) 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Bass Lake Madera 266417 reservoir (Crane Valley Storage Dam) 1,165 acres (471 ha)[8]
Bass Lake Marin 233463 natural lake 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Bear Gulch Reservoir San Mateo 218853 reservoir (Bear Gulch Dam) 25 acres (10 ha)[8]
Bear River Reservoir Amador 269748 reservoir (Bear River Dam) 149 acres (60 ha)[8]
Beardsley Lake Tuolumne 254593 reservoir (Beardsley Dam) 650 acres (260 ha)[8]
Belvedere Lagoon Marin 233490 artificial lagoon 66 acres (27 ha)[13]
Lake Berryessa Napa 255067 reservoir (Monticello Dam) 20,700 acres (8,400 ha)[14]
Bethany Reservoir Alameda 219098 reservoir (Bethany Forebay Dam) 169 acres (68 ha)[8]
Beyers Lakes Nevada 256864 natural lakes 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Bicycle Lake San Bernardino 239276 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Big Bear Lake San Bernardino 269807 reservoir (Bear Valley Dam) 2,649 acres (1,072 ha)[8]
Big Dry Creek Reservoir Fresno reservoir (Big Dry Creek Dam) 2,151 acres (870 ha)[8]
Big Sage Reservoir Modoc 219248 reservoir (Big Sage Dam) 5,270 acres (2,130 ha)[8]
Big Tujunga Reservoir Los Angeles 255960 reservoir (Big Tujunga No. 1 Dam) 83 acres (34 ha)[8]
Black Butte Lake Glenn and Tehama 254624 reservoir (Black Butte Dam) 4,560 acres (1,850 ha)[14]
Boca Reservoir Nevada 219570 reservoir (Boca Dam) 977 acres (395 ha)[14]
Bon Tempe Lake Marin 219620 reservoir (Bon Tempe Dam) 140 acres (57 ha)[8]
Bouquet Reservoir Los Angeles 269991 reservoir (Bouquet Canyon Dam) 628 acres (254 ha)[8]
Bowman Lake Nevada 257403 reservoir (Bowman Dam) 825 acres (334 ha)[8]
Brea Reservoir Orange 255959 reservoir (Brea Dam) 161 acres (65 ha)[14]
Brickyard Cove Pond Contra Costa flooded quarry 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Bridgeport Reservoir Mono 254662 reservoir (Bridgeport Dam) 3,125 acres (1,265 ha) [8]
Briones Reservoir Contra Costa 219847 reservoir (Briones Dam) 735 acres (297 ha)[8]
Bristol Lake San Bernardino 239688 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Lake Britton Shasta 257466 reservoir (Pit #3 Dam) 1,265 acres (512 ha)[15]
Broadwell Lake San Bernardino 239701 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Brock Reservoir Imperial reservoir (2010) 485 acres (196 ha)[16]
Brush Creek Reservoir El Dorado 274935 reservoir (Brush Creek Dam) 22 acres (8.9 ha)[8]
Bucks Lake Plumas 266504 reservoir (Bucks Storage Dam) 1,827 acres (739 ha)[8]
Buena Vista Lake Kern 1683006 former natural lake drained in the mid 20th century
Butt Valley Reservoir Plumas 257757 reservoir (Butt Valley Dam) 1,600 acres (650 ha)[8]
Butte Lake Lassen 257771 natural lake 130 acres (53 ha)
Lake Cachuma Santa Barbara 270134 reservoir (Bradbury Dam) 3,100 acres (1,300 ha)[14]
Calaveras Reservoir Alameda and Santa Clara 220379 reservoir (Calaveras Dam) 1,450 acres (590 ha)[8]
Calero Reservoir Santa Clara 220391 reservoir (Calero Dam) 337 acres (136 ha)[8]
Camanche Reservoir Amador, Calaveras, and San Joaquin 254692 reservoir (Camanche Dam) 7,700 acres (3,100 ha)[8]
Camp Far West Reservoir Nevada, Placer, and Yuba 220455 reservoir (Camp Far West Dam) 2,050 acres (830 ha)[8]
Camp Lake Tuolumne 1682539 natural lake 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Canyon Lake Riverside 273171 reservoir (Railroad Canyon Dam) 525 acres (212 ha)[15]
Caples Lake Alpine 257959 reservoir (Caples Lake Dam) 620 acres (250 ha)[8]
Carbon Canyon Reservoir Orange reservoir (Carbon Canyon Dam) 221 acres (89 ha)[14]
Lake Casitas Ventura 240317 reservoir (Casitas Dam) 2,700 acres (1,100 ha)[14]
Castaic Lake Los Angeles 1802841 reservoir (Castaic Dam) 2,235 acres (904 ha)[8]
Castac Lake Kern 270333 natural lake 400 acres (160 ha)
Castle Lake Siskiyou 220688 natural lake (glacial tarn) 47 acres (19 ha)[17]
Cathedral Lakes Mariposa 254722 natural lakes 65 acres (26 ha)
Cedar Lake San Bernardino 270369 reservoir (Cedar Lake Dam) 3 acres (1.2 ha)[8]
Lake Chabot Alameda 220870 reservoir (Lake Chabot Dam) 61 acres (25 ha)[8]
Charlotte Lake Fresno 258222 natural lake 30 acres (12 ha)
Cherry Lake Tuolumne 255077 reservoir (Cherry Valley Dam) 1,535 acres (621 ha)[8]
Chesbro Reservoir Santa Clara 220969 reservoir (Elmer J. Chesbro Dam) 328 acres (133 ha)[8]
Clear Lake Lake 258441 natural lake raised by Cache Creek Dam 43,800 acres (17,700 ha)[8]
Clear Lake Reservoir Modoc 221199 reservoir (Clear Lake Dam) 24,800 acres (10,000 ha)[14]
Lake Clementine Placer 264177 reservoir (North Fork CA10110 Dam) 279 acres (113 ha)[14]
Clifton Court Forebay Contra Costa 253867 reservoir (Clifton Court Forebay Dam) 2,500 acres (1,000 ha)[8]
Cogswell Reservoir Los Angeles 240748 reservoir (Cogswell Dam) 146 acres (59 ha)[8]
Collins Lake Yuba 1664159 reservoir (Virginia Ranch Dam) 975 acres (395 ha)[18]
Contra Loma Reservoir Contra Costa 221475 reservoir (Contra Loma Dam) 80 acres (32 ha)
Convict Lake Mono 258663 natural lake 150 acres (61 ha)
Copco Lake Siskiyou 221531 reservoir (Copco No 1 Dam) 1,000 acres (400 ha)[8]
Courtright Reservoir Fresno 258786 reservoir (Courtright Dam) 1,480 acres (600 ha)[8]
Coyote Lake San Bernardino 241049 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Coyote Lake Santa Clara 221754 reservoir (Coyote Dam) 635 acres (257 ha)[8]
Crowley Lake Mono 233743 reservoir (Long Valley Dam) 5,280 acres (2,140 ha)[9]
Crystal Lake Los Angeles 241140 natural lake 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Crystal Springs Reservoir San Mateo 234208 and 236879 reservoirs (Lower Crystal Springs Dam) 1,323 acres (535 ha)[9]
Cuddeback Lake San Bernardino 241156 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Lake Cunningham Santa Clara reservoir (1979) 50 acres (20 ha)[19]
Danby Lake San Bernardino 241249 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Lake Davis Plumas 259098 reservoir (Grizzly Valley Dam) 4,026 acres (1,629 ha)[8]
Deep Lake Siskiyou 259194 natural lake 66 acres (27 ha)
Lake Del Valle Alameda 254866 reservoir (Del Valle Dam) 1,060 acres (430 ha)[8]
Diamond Valley Lake Riverside 2358949 reservoir (Diamond Valley Lake Dam) 4,860 acres (1,970 ha)[8]
Diaz Lake Inyo 259354 80 acres (32 ha)[20]
Dog Lake Tuolumne 253685 natural lake
Dorris Reservoir Modoc 263719 reservoir (Dorris Dam) 1,060 acres (430 ha)[14]
Dixon Lake San Diego 1868662 reservoir (Dixon Dam) 69 acres (28 ha)[8]
Dodge Reservoir Lassen 222451 reservoir (Red Rock No. 1 Dam) 491 acres (199 ha)[15]
Don Pedro Reservoir Tuolumne 253880 reservoir (Don Pedro Dam) 12,960 acres (5,240 ha)[8]
Donnell Lake Tuolumne 259473 reservoir (Donnells Dam) 401 acres (162 ha)[8]
Donner Lake Nevada 1654915 natural lake (dammed by moraine) raised by Donner Lake Dam 960 acres (390 ha)[21]
Duvall Lake Napa 233812 reservoir (Duvall Dam) 17 acres (6.9 ha)[8]
Eagle Lake El Dorado 259661 natural lake 16 acres (6.5 ha)
Eagle Lake Lassen 222812 natural lake (endorheic) 21,500 acres (8,700 ha)[22]
Eagle Lake Tulare 270966 natural lake 20 acres (8.1 ha)
East Park Reservoir Colusa 266682 reservoir (East Park Dam) 1,820 acres (740 ha)[8]
Eastman Lake Madera and Mariposa 1664768 reservoir (Buchanan CA10243 Dam) 1,780 acres (720 ha)[14]
Eaton Wash Reservoir Los Angeles 1732268 flood-control reservoir (Eaton Wash Debris Basin Dam) 54 acres (22 ha)[8]
Echo Lake El Dorado 263013 and 268607 natural lakes raised by Echo Lake Dam 338 acres (137 ha)[8]
Ediza Lake Madera 222988 natural lake 20 acres (8.1 ha)
El Capitan Reservoir San Diego 271028 reservoir (El Capitan Dam) 1,562 acres (632 ha)[8]
El Mirage Lake San Bernardino 241896 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Lake El Toyonal Contra Costa 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Elderberry Forebay Los Angeles 255435 reservoir (Elderberry Forebay Dam) 450 acres (180 ha)
Lake Eleanor Tuolumne 259830 reservoir (Lake Eleanor CA00121 Dam) 953 acres (386 ha)[9]
Lake Eleanor Ventura 241947 reservoir (Lake Eleanor CA00737 Dam) 9 acres (3.6 ha)[8]
Lake Elizabeth Alameda 1670278 reservoir (1960s) 83 acres (34 ha)[23]
Elizabeth Lake Los Angeles 241955 natural lake (sag pond) 160 acres (65 ha)
Ellis Lake Yuba 223159 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Lake Elsinore Riverside 271058 natural lake (sag pond) 3,000 acres (1,200 ha)[5]
Lake Elsman Santa Clara 233849 reservoir (Austrian Dam) 96 acres (39 ha)[8]
Emerald Lake Shasta 259892 natural lake 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Emerald Lake Trinity 259893 natural lake 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Emerald Pool Mariposa 253729 natural lake 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Emerson Lake San Bernardino 242000 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Encino Reservoir Los Angeles 242035 reservoir (Encino Dam) 158 acres (64 ha)[8]
Englebright Lake Nevada and Yuba 233986 reservoir (Englebright Dam) 815 acres (330 ha)[14]
Lake Evans Kern 2359829 86 acres (35 ha)[24]
Fallen Leaf Lake El Dorado 260039 reservoir (Fallen Leaf Dam) 1,408 acres (570 ha)[14]
Farmington Flood Control Basin San Joaquin and Stanislaus 223403 flood-control reservoir (Farmington Dam) 4,100 acres (1,700 ha)[14]
Flora Lake Tuolumne 253468 natural lake 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Florence Lake Fresno 266715 reservoir (Florence Lake Dam) 962 acres (389 ha)[8]
Folsom Lake El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento 223648 reservoir (Folsom Dam) 11,450 acres (4,630 ha)[14]
Fountaingrove Lake Sonoma 1799345 reservoir (Fountaingrove Dam) 33 acres (13 ha)[8]
Fowler Lake Plumas 260318 natural lake 6.5 acres (2.6 ha)
Francis Lake El Dorado 260334 natural lake 3 acres (1.2 ha)
French Lake Reservoir Nevada 260397 reservoir (French Lake Dam) 337 acres (136 ha)[8]
French Meadows Reservoir Placer 260398 reservoir (L L Anderson Dam) 1,344 acres (544 ha)[9]
Frenchman Lake Plumas 260408 reservoir (Frechman Dam) 1,580 acres (640 ha)[8]
Gibraltar Reservoir Santa Barbara 242698 reservoir (Gibraltar Dam) 335 acres (136 ha)[8]
Gilmore Lake El Dorado 260569 natural lake 72 acres (29 ha)
Goldstone Lake San Bernardino 242834 natural dry lake
Goose Lake Modoc 224325 natural intermittent lake (glacial) 94,000 acres (38,000 ha)
Grant Lake Mono 260769 reservoir (Grant Lake Dam) 1,095 acres (443 ha)[8]
Green Valley Lake San Bernardino 271429 reservoir (Green Valley Dam) 22 acres (8.9 ha)[8]
Lake Gregory San Bernardino 243030 reservoir (Lake Gregory Dam) 88 acres (36 ha)[8]
Guadalupe Reservoir Santa Clara 233968 reservoir (Guadelupe Dam) 75 acres (30 ha)[8]
Hansen Flood Control Basin Los Angeles 243179 flood-control reservoir (Hansen Recreational Lake Dam) 11 acres (4.5 ha)[9]
Harper Lake San Bernardino 243239 natural lake
Lake Havasu San Bernardino 243280 reservoir (Parker Dam) 20,400 acres (8,300 ha)[14]
Lake Helen Shasta 261236 natural lake (glacial tarn) 25 acres (10 ha)
Hell Hole Reservoir Placer 261246 and 1664177 reservoir (Lower Hell Hole Dam) 1,250 acres (510 ha)[9]
Lake Hemet Riverside 271544 reservoir (Lake Hemet Dam) 470 acres (190 ha)[9]
Lake Hennessey Napa 234004 reservoir (Conn Creek Dam) 790 acres (320 ha)[8]
Lake Henshaw San Diego 271554 reservoir (Henshaw Dam) 2,000 acres (810 ha)[9]
Hensley Lake Madera 1664770 reservoir (Hidden Dam) 1,500 acres (610 ha)[25]
Hernandez Reservoir San Benito 243384 reservoir (Hernandez Dam) 590 acres (240 ha)[9]
Hesperia Lake San Bernardino 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Tuolumne 261289 reservoir (O'Shaughnessy Dam) 1,972 acres (798 ha)[15]
Hilltop Lake Contra Costa 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Lake Hodges San Diego 255549 reservoir (Lake Hodges Dam) 1,317 acres (533 ha)[9]
Hog Flat Reservoir Lassen 1652823 reservoir (Hog Flat Dam) 1,000 acres (400 ha)[9]
Hollywood Reservoir Los Angeles 243553 reservoir (Mulholland Dam) 82 acres (33 ha)[9]
Honey Lake Lassen 266813 natural lake (endorheic sink) 47,000 acres (19,000 ha)[26]
Horseshoe Lake Shasta 261530 natural lake 70 acres (28 ha)
Horseshoe Lake Alameda flooded quarry 100 acres (40 ha)
Howard Lake Mendocino 225698 natural lake 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Howard Lake Mendocino 261574 natural lake 20 acres (8.1 ha)[27]
Hughes Lake Los Angeles 243724 natural lake (sag pond) 15 acres (6.1 ha)
Hume Lake Fresno 261620 reservoir (Hume Lake Dam) 85 acres (34 ha)[14]
Huntington Lake Fresno 266841 reservoir (Huntington Lake 1 Dam) 1,441 acres (583 ha)[9]
Lake Ilsanjo Sonoma 1799358 reservoir (1950s) 26 acres (11 ha)[28]
Imperial Reservoir Imperial 243787 reservoir (Imperial Diversion Dam) 7,300 acres (3,000 ha)[14]
Indian Tom Lake Siskiyou 500 acres (200 ha)
Indian Valley Reservoir Lake 274690 reservoir (Indian Valley Dam) 4,000 acres (1,600 ha)[9]
Iron Canyon Reservoir Shasta 253142 reservoir (Iron Canyon Dam) 510 acres (210 ha)[9]
Iron Gate Reservoir Siskiyou 261813 reservoir (Iron Gate Dam) 1,000 acres (400 ha)[9]
Irvine Lake Orange 1663533 reservoir (Santiago Creek Dam) 650 acres (260 ha)[15]
Isabella Lake Kern 271737 reservoir (Isabella Dam) 11,400 acres (4,600 ha)[14]
Ivanhoe Reservoir Los Angeles 243938 reservoir (1906) 10 acres (4.0 ha)[29]
Ivanpah Lake San Bernardino 243940 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Jackson Meadows Reservoir Nevada and Sierra 274655 reservoir (Jackson Meadows Dam) 938 acres (380 ha)[9]
Jenkinson Lake El Dorado 254837 reservoir (Sly Park Dam) 677 acres (274 ha)[15]
Jenks Lake San Bernardino 271781 natural lake 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Lake Jennings San Diego 244046 reservoir (Chet Harritt Dam) 176 acres (71 ha)[8]
Jewel Lake Contra Costa 226225 reservoir (1922) 1 acre (0.40 ha)[30]
June Lake Mono 262048 natural lake (subalpine) 120 acres (49 ha)
Juniper Lake Lassen and Plumas 262053 natural lake (glacial) 400 acres (160 ha)
Kangaroo Lake Siskiyou County 226425 natural lake 21 acres (8.5 ha)[31]
Lake Kaweah Tulare 255512 reservoir (Terminus Dam) 1,945 acres (787 ha)[14]
Kent Lake Marin 226521 and 1663440 reservoir (Peters Dam) 431 acres (174 ha)[15]
Kern Lake Kern 255514 former natural lake drained in the 19th century
Kesterson Reservoir Merced former drainage reservoirs (1971) now wetlands[32]
Keswick Reservoir Shasta 1664622 reservoir (Keswick Dam) 640 acres (260 ha)[14]
Kibbie Lake Tuolumne 262163 natural lake 100 acres (40 ha)
Koehn Lake Kern 244357 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
La Grange Reservoir Stanislaus and Tuolumne 226728 reservoir (La Grange Dam) 58 acres (23 ha)[9]
Lafayette Reservoir Contra Costa 226751 reservoir (Lafayette Dam) 126 acres (51 ha)[9]
Lago Los Osos Alameda flooded quarry 80 acres (32 ha)
Laguna Blanca Santa Barbara 271952 natural lake 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Laguna Honda Reservoir San Francisco 226775 reservoir 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Laguna Lake Marin and Sonoma 226778 natural intermittent lake 350 acres (140 ha)
Laguna Lakes Orange 244520 natural lakes 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Lake Lagunita Santa Clara 226786 reservoir (Lagunita Dam) 37 acres (15 ha)[9]
Lake Lagunitas Marin 226790 reservoir (Lagunitas Dam) 22 acres (8.9 ha)[9]
Lake Leavitt Lassen 272010 reservoir (Lake Leavitt Dam) 1,142 acres (462 ha)[9]
Lee Lake Riverside 272013 reservoir (Lee Lake Dam) 70 acres (28 ha)[9]
Lewiston Lake Trinity 254908 reservoir (Lewiston Dam) 750 acres (300 ha)[14]
Lexington Reservoir Santa Clara 227053 reservoir (James J. Lenihan Dam) 450 acres (180 ha)[9]
Lincoln Park Lake Los Angeles 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Little Grass Valley Reservoir Plumas 262610 reservoir (Little Grass Valley Dam) 1,433 acres (580 ha)[9]
Lloyd Lake San Francisco 227443 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Loch Leven Inyo 262760 natural lake 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Loch Leven Lakes Placer 262761 natural lakes 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Loch Lomond Santa Cruz 227451 reservoir (Newell Dam) 172 acres (70 ha)[15]
Lake of the Lone Indian Fresno 262797 natural lake 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Loon Lake El Dorado 254937 natural lake raised by Loon Lake Dam 1,450 acres (590 ha)[9]
Lopez Lake San Luis Obispo 255632 reservoir (Lopez Dam) 950 acres (380 ha)[9]
Los Vaqueros Reservoir Contra Costa reservoir (Los Vaqueros Dam) 1,480 acres (600 ha)[9]
Lost Lake El Dorado 227707 natural lake 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Lost Lake Riverside 245215 natural lake 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Lake Loveland Riverside 272249 reservoir (Lake Loveland Dam) 454 acres (184 ha)[9]
Lower Bear Reservoir Amador 272252 reservoir (Lower Bear River Dam) 710 acres (290 ha)[9]
Lower Klamath Lake Siskiyou 263023 natural lake 12,000 acres (4,900 ha)
Lower Otay Reservoir San Diego 245268 reservoir (Savage Dam) 1,110 acres (450 ha)[15]
Lucerne Lake San Bernardino 245282 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Lyons Reservoir Tuolumne 227869 reservoir (Lyons Dam) 184 acres (74 ha)[9]
Malibu Lake Los Angeles 256060 reservoir (Malibu Lake Club Dam) 55 acres (22 ha)[9]
Malibu Reservoir Los Angeles 256062 reservoir (Rindge Dam) 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Mammoth Pool Reservoir Fresno and Madera 266964 reservoir (Mammoth Pool Dam) 1,100 acres (450 ha)[9]
Lake Manix San Bernardino former natural lake (glacial)
Lake Manly Inyo former natural lake (endorheic rift)
Manzanita Lake Shasta 263161 natural lake (dammed by landslide) 30 acres (12 ha)
Martha Lake Fresno 263232 natural lake 90 acres (36 ha)
Martis Creek Lake Nevada 1655186 reservoir (Martis Creek Dam) 768 acres (311 ha)[14]
Mary Lake Shasta 223361 reservoir 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Lake Mathews Riverside 271966 reservoir (Mathews Dam) 2,750 acres (1,110 ha)[9]
May Lake Mariposa 228255 natural lake 40 acres (16 ha)
Lake McCloud Shasta and Siskiyou 1655181 reservoir (McCloud Dam) 520 acres (210 ha)[9]
Lake McClure Mariposa 245652 reservoir (New Exchequer Dam) 7,147 acres (2,892 ha)[15]
McCoy Flat Reservoir Lassen 263327 reservoir (McCoy Flat Dam) 1,800 acres (730 ha)[9]
McKay's Point Reservoir Calaveras reservoir (McKay's Point Diversion Dam) 35 acres (14 ha)[9]
Meiss Lake Siskiyou 263447 natural lake (endorheic) 3,750 acres (1,520 ha)[33]
Lake Mendocino Mendocino 228503 reservoir (Coyote Valley Dam) 1,922 acres (778 ha)[14]
Lake Merced San Francisco 228515 natural lake (dammed by sand bar) 266 acres (108 ha)[34]
Lake Merritt Alameda 234279 natural inlet dammed in the 1860s 155 acres (63 ha)[35]
Miller/Knox Lagoon Contra Costa flooded quarries 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Millerton Lake Fresno and Madera 263643 reservoir (Friant Dam) 4,900 acres (2,000 ha)[14]
Mills Lake Inyo 263652 natural lake 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Minaret Lake Madera 263664 natural lake 35 acres (14 ha)
Lake Ming Kern 1839119 reservoir (Kern River County Park Dam) 113 acres (46 ha)[9]
Miramar Reservoir San Diego 245983 reservoir (Miramar Dam) 162 acres (66 ha)[9]
Mirror Lake Mariposa 253549 natural lake (glacial) 8 acres (3.2 ha)[36]
Lake Mission Viejo Orange 1765671 reservoir (Lake Mission Viejo Dam) 150 acres (61 ha)[9]
Modesto Reservoir Stanislaus 263718 reservoir (Modesto Dam) 3,800 acres (1,500 ha)[9]
Lake Mojave San Bernardino former natural lake (glacial)
Moon Lake Lassen 1664284 reservoir (Tule Lake Dam) 2,650 acres (1,070 ha)[18]
Mono Lake Mono 263749 natural lake (endorheic) 55,179 acres (22,330 ha)[37]
Morena Reservoir San Diego 272555 reservoir (Morena Dam) 1,475 acres (597 ha)[9]
Morris Reservoir Los Angeles 272561 reservoir (Morris Dam) 420 acres (170 ha)[9]
Mountain Meadows Reservoir Lassen 229192 reservoir (Indian Ole Dam) 5,800 acres (2,300 ha)[9]
Mud Lake various counties
Munz Lakes Los Angeles 246372 natural lake (sag pond) 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Murphy Lake Plumas 229353 natural lake 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Murphy Lake Sutter 1703408 former natural lake
Lake Murray San Diego 246390 reservoir (Murray Dam) 171.1 acres (69.2 ha)[38]
Mystic Lake Riverside natural lake 200 acres (81 ha)
Lake Nacimiento San Luis Obispo 255655 reservoir (Nacimiento Dam) 5,400 acres (2,200 ha)[15]
Naraghi Lake Stanislaus 1816946 reservoir (1980) 13 acres (5.3 ha)[39]
Lake Natoma Sacramento 255111 reservoir (Nimbus Dam) 540 acres (220 ha)[14]
Nelson Lake San Bernardino 246469 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
New Bullards Bar Reservoir Yuba 267058 reservoir (New Bullards Bar Dam) 4,810 acres (1,950 ha)[15]
New Hogan Lake Calaveras 254970 reservoir (New Hogan Dam) 4,410 acres (1,780 ha)[14]
New Melones Lake Calaveras and Tuolumne 253643 reservoir (New Melones Dam) 12,500 acres (5,100 ha)[14]
New Spicer Meadow Reservoir Tuolumne 235195 reservoir (New Spicer Meadow Dam) 1,998 acres (809 ha)[15]
Nicasio Reservoir Marin 229536 reservoir (Seeger Dam) 845 acres (342 ha)[15]
Lake Norconian Riverside 244532 artificial lake 60 acres (24 ha)
Olivenhain Reservoir San Diego 2725785 reservoir (Olivehain Dam) 203 acres (82 ha)[15]
O'Neill Forebay Merced 254988 reservoir (O'Neill Dam) 2,250 acres (910 ha)[14]
Lake Oroville Butte 264404 reservoir (Oroville Dam) 15,805 acres (6,396 ha)[15]
Ostrander Lake Mariposa 264410 natural lake 18 acres (7.3 ha)
Owens Lake Inyo 272820 natural dry lake
Pacheco Lake Santa Clara 230195 reservoir (North Fork CA00299 Dam) 197 acres (80 ha)[15]
Pacoima Reservoir Los Angeles 247091 and 276706 reservoir (Pacoima Dam) 68 acres (28 ha)[15]
Lake Palmdale Los Angeles 272852 reservoir (Harold Reservoir Dam) 218 acres (88 ha)[9]
Pardee Reservoir Amador and Calaveras 230339 reservoir (Pardee Dam) 2,134 acres (864 ha)[15]
Peeler Lake Mono 1652854 natural lake 70 acres (28 ha)
Pee Wee Lake Inyo 1667281 natural lake
Lake Perris Riverside 247390 reservoir (Perris Dam) 2,340 acres (950 ha)[15]
Petaluma Reservoir Sonoma 230559 reservoir (Lawler Dam) 10 acres (4.0 ha)[40]
Lake Pillsbury Lake 234468 reservoir (Scott Dam) 2,000 acres (810 ha)[15]
Pine Flat Lake Fresno 252091 reservoir (Pine Flat Dam) 5,970 acres (2,420 ha)[14]
Pinecrest Lake Tuolumne 253755 reservoir (Main Strawberry Dam) 300 acres (120 ha)[9]
Lake Piru Ventura 273032 reservoir (Santa Felicia Dam) 1,240 acres (500 ha)[15]
Pit Six Reservoir Shasta 276966 reservoir (Pit #6 Dam) 265 acres (107 ha)[15]
Pit 7 Reservoir Shasta 276757 reservoir (Pit No. 7 Dam) 470 acres (190 ha)[15]
Point Potrero Pond Contra Costa flooded quarry 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Lake Poway San Diego 1868884 reservoir (Lake Poway Dam) 35 acres (14 ha)
Prado Reservoir Riverside and San Bernardino 247767 flood-control reservoir (Prado Dam) 6,695 acres (2,709 ha)[14]
Prosser Creek Reservoir Nevada 1654936 reservoir (Prosser Creek Dam) 734 acres (297 ha)[14]
Puddingstone Reservoir Los Angeles 247810 reservoir (Puddingstone Dam) 490 acres (200 ha)[9]
Pyramid Lake Los Angeles 273141 reservoir (Pyramid Dam) 1,360 acres (550 ha)[15]
Pyramid Lake El Dorado 265076 natural lake 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Quail Lake Los Angeles 273146 reservoir 120 acres (49 ha)
Rae Lakes Fresno 265129 natural lakes 100 acres (40 ha)
Rainbow Lake Alameda flooded quarry 40 acres (16 ha)
Raker and Thomas Reservoirs Modoc 267153 reservoirs (Big Dobe North Dam, Big Dobe South Dam) 2,400 acres (970 ha)[8]
Lake Ralphine Sonoma 231194 reservoir (Lake Ralphine Dam) 19 acres (7.7 ha)[15]
Lake Ramona San Diego reservoir (Lake Ramona Dam) 155 acres (63 ha)[15]
Rancho Seco Lake Sacramento reservoir (Rancho Seco Dam) 165 acres (67 ha)[15]
Rector Reservoir Napa 234548 reservoir (Rector Creek Dam) 82 acres (33 ha)[15]
Red Pass Lake San Bernardino 248065 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Redinger Lake Fresno and Madera 1667441 reservoir (Big Creek No. 7 Dam) 465 acres (188 ha)[8]
Roberts Lake Sonoma 1799646 reservoir 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Rodeo Lagoon Marin 231805 natural lake (submerged valley) 25 acres (10 ha)
Rogers Dry Lake Kern 248327 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Rosamond Lake Kern and Los Angeles 248369 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Ruth Reservoir Trinity 232057 reservoir (Robert W Matthews Dam) 2,750 acres (1,110 ha)[9]
Lake Sabrina Inyo 265702 reservoir (Sabrina Dam) 184 acres (74 ha)[15]
Salt Spring Valley Reservoir Calaveras 232340 reservoir (Salt Springs Valley Dam) 920 acres (370 ha)[15]
Salt Springs Reservoir Amador and Calaveras 273425 reservoir (Salt Springs Dam) 975 acres (395 ha)[15]
Salton Sea Imperial and Riverside 248771 natural basin (endorheic rift) flooded since 1905 240,000 acres (97,000 ha)[2]
San Andreas Lake San Mateo 253895 reservoir (San Andreas Dam) 550 acres (220 ha)[15]
Lake San Antonio Monterey and San Luis Obispo 254200 reservoir (San Antonio CA00813 Dam) 5,720 acres (2,310 ha)[15]
San Antonio Reservoir Alameda 232370 reservoir (James H Turner Dam) 825 acres (334 ha)[9]
San Antonio Reservoir San Bernardino reservoir (San Antonio CA10023 Dam) 793 acres (321 ha)[14]
San Gabriel Reservoir Los Angeles 273481 reservoir (San Gabriel No 1 Dam) 560 acres (230 ha)[15]
San Joaquin Reservoir Orange 248867 reservoir (San Joaquin Reservoir Dam) 50 acres (20 ha)[15]
San Justo Reservoir San Benito 1817294 reservoir (San Justo Dam) 202 acres (82 ha)[14]
San Luis Reservoir Merced 232446 reservoir (B. F. Sisk Dam) 13,000 acres (5,300 ha)[14]
San Pablo Reservoir Contra Costa 232459 reservoir (San Pablo Dam) 854 acres (346 ha)[15]
San Vicente Reservoir San Diego 248974 reservoir (San Vicente Dam) 1,680 acres (680 ha)[15]
Santa Anita Reservoir Los Angeles reservoir (Big Santa Anita Dam) 17 acres (6.9 ha)[8]
Santa Fe Reservoir Los Angeles 249064 flood-control reservoir (Santa Fe Dam) 1,079 acres (437 ha)[14]
Santa Margarita Lake San Luis Obispo 273557 reservoir (Salinas Dam) 793 acres (321 ha)[14]
Santa Rosa Creek Reservoir Sonoma 232564 reservoir (Santa Rosa Creek Reservoir Dam) 154 acres (62 ha)[15]
Sapphire Lake Trinity 232574 natural lake 15 acres (6.1 ha)
Scotts Flat Reservoir Nevada 265944 reservoir (Scotts Flat Dam) 725 acres (293 ha)[15]
Searles Lake San Bernardino 1655010 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Searsville Lake San Mateo 232764 reservoir (Searsville Dam) 90 acres (36 ha)[15]
Sepulveda Flood Control Basin Los Angeles 1655151 flood-control reservoir (Sepulveda Dam) 1,340 acres (540 ha)[14]
Seven Oaks Reservoir San Bernardino flood-control reservoir (Seven Oaks Dam) 177 acres (72 ha)[15]
Lake Shasta Shasta 253897 reservoir (Shasta Dam) 29,740 acres (12,040 ha)[14]
Lake Shastina Siskiyou 267233 reservoir (Shasta River Dam) 1,850 acres (750 ha)[15]
Shaver Lake Fresno 266058 reservoir (Shaver Lake Dam) 2,177 acres (881 ha)[15]
Lake Sherwood Ventura 249402 reservoir (Lake Sherwood Dam) 163 acres (66 ha)[9]
Shinn Pond Alameda flooded quarry 25 acres (10 ha)
Silver Lake Amador 267250 reservoir (Silver Lake CA00377 Dam) 385 acres (156 ha)[15]
Silver Lake Reservoir Los Angeles 249479 reservoir (Silver Lake CA00081 Dam) 77 acres (31 ha)[15]
Silver Lake San Bernardino 249474 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Silverwood Lake San Bernardino 249498 reservoir (Cedar Springs Dam) 990 acres (400 ha)[15]
Lake Siskiyou Siskiyou 276818 reservoir (Box Canyon Dam) 430 acres (170 ha)[15]
Skinner Reservoir Riverside 249541 reservoir (Skinner Clearwell Dam) 1,400 acres (570 ha)[41]
Slab Creek Reservoir El Dorado 233229 reservoir (Slab Creek Dam) 249 acres (101 ha)[15]
Sly Creek Reservoir Butte 233303 reservoir (Sly Creek Dam) 563 acres (228 ha)[15]
Snag Lake Lassen 267285 natural lake 300 acres (120 ha)
Soda Lake San Bernardino 249636 natural dry lake (endorheic basin)
Soda Lake San Luis Obispo 273796 natural alkali lake (endorheic basin)
Lake Sonoma Sonoma 234892 reservoir (Warm Springs Dam) 3,600 acres (1,500 ha)[14]
Lake Spaulding Nevada 267558 reservoir (Lake Spaulding Dam) 698 acres (282 ha)[9]
Spring Creek Reservoir Shasta 276984 reservoir (Spring Creek Dam) 87 acres (35 ha)[14]
Square Lake Tehama 235298 natural lake (tarn) 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Squaw Lake Fresno 267633 natural lake 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Stafford Lake Marin 235342 reservoir (Novato Creek Dam) 195 acres (79 ha)[15]
Stampede Reservoir Sierra 267662 reservoir (Stampede Dam) 3,450 acres (1,400 ha)[14]
Stanford Lake Mono 267667 natural lake 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Statue Lake Siskiyou 267704 natural lake (tarn)
Stevens Creek Reservoir Santa Clara 235454 reservoir (Stevens Creek Dam) 95 acres (38 ha)[15]
Stone Canyon Reservoir Los Angeles 249950 reservoir (Stone Canyon Dam) 138 acres (56 ha)[15]
Stony Gorge Reservoir Glenn 267786 reservoir (Stony Gorge Dam) 1,280 acres (520 ha)[14]
Lake Success Tulare 254314 reservoir (Success Dam) 2,450 acres (990 ha)[14]
Sugar Pine Reservoir Placer 274923 reservoir (Sugar Pine Dam) 161 acres (65 ha)[15]
Sulphur Creek Reservoir Orange 250042 reservoir (Sulphur Creek Dam) 40 acres (16 ha)[15]
Summit Lake Shasta 253947 natural lake 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Sunset Reservoir San Francisco 235813 reservoir (Sunset North Basin Dam) 12 acres (4.9 ha)[15]
Superior Lake San Bernardino 250143 natural dry lake
Lake Suttonfield Sonoma 253226 reservoir (Suttenfield Dam) 24 acres (9.7 ha)[15]
Sweetwater Reservoir San Diego 273984 reservoir (Sweetwater Main Dam) 936 acres (379 ha)[15]
Lake Tahoe El Dorado and Placer 1654975 natural lake raised by Lake Tahoe Dam 122,000 acres (49,000 ha)[42]
Lake Temescal Alameda 236093 reservoir (Lake Temescal Dam) 15 acres (6.1 ha)[18]
Tenaya Lake Mariposa 255125 natural lake (alpine) 100 acres (40 ha)
Thermalito Afterbay Butte 236232 reservoir (Thermalito Afterbay Dam) 4,302 acres (1,741 ha)[18]
Thermalito Forebay Butte 236234 reservoir (Thermalito Forebay Dam) 630 acres (250 ha)[18]
Lake Thomas A Edison Fresno 274108 reservoir (Vermilion Valley Dam) 1,878 acres (760 ha)[18]
Thousand Island Lake Madera 268247 natural lake (alpine) 120 acres (49 ha)
Timber Lake Lake 268286 natural lake 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Tinemaha Reservoir Inyo 236383 reservoir (Tinemaha Dam) 2,098 acres (849 ha)[18]
Tioga Lake Mono 236388 reservoir (Tioga Lake Dam) 73 acres (30 ha)[18]
Tolay Lake Sonoma natural lake partly drained in the 19th century
Toluca Lake Los Angeles 250527 natural lake 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Topaz Lake Mono 861754 natural lake raised by diversions and levees 2,410 acres (980 ha)[43]
Trinity Lake Trinity 255079 reservoir (Trinity Dam) 16,535 acres (6,691 ha)[14]
Lake Tuendae San Bernardino reservoir (1955) 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Tulare Lake Kings 255799 former natural lake drained in the late 19th century
Tule Lake Modoc and Siskiyou 268456 natural intermittent lake 13,000 acres (5,300 ha)[44]
Tulloch Reservoir Calaveras 255161 reservoir (Tulloch Dam) 1,260 acres (510 ha)[18]
Turlock Lake Stanislaus 236644 reservoir (Turlock Lake Dam) 3,260 acres (1,320 ha)[18]
Twain Harte Lake Tuolumne reservoir (Twain Harte Dam) 12 acres (4.9 ha)[18]
Twin Lakes Mono 268523 natural lakes 40 acres (16 ha)
Twitchell Reservoir San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara 255810 reservoir (Twitchell Dam) 3,700 acres (1,500 ha)[14]
Ukonom Lake Siskiyou 236762 reservoir 67 acres (27 ha)[45]
Union Valley Reservoir El Dorado 268592 reservoir (Union Valley Dam) 2,575 acres (1,042 ha)[18]
Uvas Reservoir Santa Clara 236945 reservoir (Uvas Dam) 280 acres (110 ha)[18]
Vail Lake Riverside 250880 reservoir (Vail Dam) 1,078 acres (436 ha)[18]
Lake Van Arsdale Mendocino 236993 reservoir (Van Arsdale Dam) 163 acres (66 ha)[18]
Vasona Reservoir Santa Clara 237032 reservoir (Vasona Percolating Dam) 58 acres (23 ha)[18]
Lake Vernon Tuolumne 253624 natural lake 40 acres (16 ha)
Lake Virginia Fresno 268711 natural lake 70 acres (28 ha)
Virginia Lakes Mono 268708 natural lakes 50 acres (20 ha)
Waca Lake El Dorado 268722 natural lake 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Lake Webb Kern 2359809 873 acres (353 ha)[24]
West Valley Reservoir Lassen and Modoc 237535 reservoir (West Valley Dam) 1,050 acres (420 ha)[18]
Whale Rock Reservoir San Luis Obispo 274456 reservoir (Whale Rock Dam) 594 acres (240 ha)[18]
Whiskeytown Lake Shasta 268967 reservoir (Whiskeytown Dam) 3,220 acres (1,300 ha)[14]
Whitfield Reservoir Alameda reservoir
Whittier Narrows Reservoir Los Angeles 1940055 flood-control reservoir (Whittier Narrows Dam) 2,500 acres (1,000 ha)[14]
Lake Wishon Fresno 269260 reservoir (Wishon Dam) 970 acres (390 ha)[18]
Lake Wohlford San Diego 255889 reservoir (Lake Wohlford Dam) 225 acres (91 ha)[18]
Lake of the Woods El Dorado 269306 natural lake (glacial) 35 acres (14 ha)
Woodward Reservoir Stanislaus 238176 reservoir (Woodward Dam) 2,427 acres (982 ha)[18]
Wrights Lake El Dorado 269322 natural lake 45 acres (18 ha)
Lake Yosemite Merced 233393 reservoir (Lake Yosemite Dam) 500 acres (200 ha)[18]

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