Big Sage Reservoir

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Big Sage Reservoir
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Big Sage Reservoir
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Location of Big Sage Reservoir in California, USA.
Big Sage Reservoir
LocationModoc County, California[1]
Coordinates41°36′15″N 120°39′05″W / 41.60417°N 120.65139°W / 41.60417; -120.65139[1]Coordinates: 41°36′15″N 120°39′05″W / 41.60417°N 120.65139°W / 41.60417; -120.65139[1]
Typereservoir
Primary outflowsRattlesnake Creek[2]
Catchment area107 square miles (280 km2)[2]
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length5 miles (8.0 km)
Max. width4 miles (6.4 km)
Surface area5,270 acres (2,130 ha)[2]
Water volume77,000 acre feet (95,000,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation4,898 feet (1,493 m)[1]

Big Sage Reservoir is an artificial lake in Modoc County, California and Modoc National Forest. Its waters are impounded by Big Sage Dam, which was completed in 1921.

Hydrology[edit]

The lake discharges into Rattlesnake Creek,[2] a tributary of the Pit River.

Big Sage Dam[edit]

Big Sage Dam is an earthen dam 680 feet (210 m) long and 49 feet (15 m) high, with 8.3 feet (2.5 m) of freeboard. Hot Springs Valley Irrigation District owns the dam.[2]

Recreation[edit]

Facilities include a campground and boat ramp, both located just north of the dam.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Big Sage Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California (A-G)" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams. Retrieved October 31, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Modoc National Forest - Big Sage Campground". Retrieved October 31, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)