Lake Amador

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Lake Amador
Location Amador County, California[1]
Coordinates 38°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]
Type Reservoir
Primary outflows Jackson Creek
Catchment area 58 sq mi (150 km2)[2]
Basin countries United States
Built 1965[2]
Surface area 385 acres (156 ha)[2]
Water volume 22,000 acre feet (27,000,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation 325 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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