Lake Amador

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Lake Amador
Location of Lake Amador in California, USA.
Location of Lake Amador in California, USA.
Lake Amador
Location of Lake Amador in California, USA.
Location of Lake Amador in California, USA.
Lake Amador
LocationAmador County, California[1]
Coordinates38°18′12″N 120°53′22″W / 38.30333°N 120.88944°W / 38.30333; -120.88944Coordinates: 38°18′12″N 120°53′22″W / 38.30333°N 120.88944°W / 38.30333; -120.88944[1]
TypeReservoir
Primary outflowsJackson Creek
Catchment area58 sq mi (150 km2)[2]
Basin countriesUnited States
Built1965[2]
Surface area385 acres (156 ha)[2]
Water volume22,000 acre feet (27,000,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation325 feet (99 m)[3]

Lake Amador is a reservoir located in Amador County, California. It lies at an elevation of 325 feet.[3]

The lake's water is impounded by the Jackson Creek Dam, a 193-foot (59 m) tall earth-and-rock dam, built in 1965 across Jackson Creek. The dam is 1,140 feet (350 m) long and 11 feet (3.4 m) wide and contains 1,223,000 cubic yards (935,000 m3) of material. Its crest is 481 feet (147 m) about sea level, and it belongs to the Jackson Valley Irrigation District.[2]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Amador
  2. ^ a b c d e "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California" (PDF). Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Lake Amador Fishing in Amador County, California". Retrieved August 28, 2010.