Tulloch Dam

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Tulloch Dam
Country United States
Location Calaveras / Tuolumne counties, California
Coordinates 37°52′35″N 120°36′18″W / 37.87639°N 120.60500°W / 37.87639; -120.60500Coordinates: 37°52′35″N 120°36′18″W / 37.87639°N 120.60500°W / 37.87639; -120.60500[1]
Opening date 1958
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Concrete gravity
Impounds Stanislaus River
Height 205 ft (62 m)
Length 1,914 ft (583 m)
Creates Tulloch Reservoir
Total capacity 68,400 acre·ft (84,400,000 m3)
Active capacity 67,000 acre·ft (83,000,000 m3)
Catchment area 980 sq mi (2,500 km2)
Surface area 1,280 acres (520 ha)
Normal elevation 510 ft (160 m)
Power station
Turbines 2x vertical Francis
Installed capacity 18 MW
Annual generation 93 million KWh

Tulloch Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Stanislaus River in central California. The dam is part of the Stanislaus River Tri-Dam project cooperatively owned by the Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation Districts, and was completed in 1958. It serves mainly for irrigation purposes but also has a power station with a capacity of 18 megawatts.[2]

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  1. ^ "Tulloch Dam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1981-01-19. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Project Summary - Donnells & Beardsley". Energy NewsData. Retrieved 2011-10-23.