Lake McCloud

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Lake McCloud
Lake McCloud.jpg
Satellite view
Location Shasta County, California
Coordinates 41°07′52″N 122°04′14″W / 41.13111°N 122.07056°W / 41.13111; -122.07056Coordinates: 41°07′52″N 122°04′14″W / 41.13111°N 122.07056°W / 41.13111; -122.07056
Type reservoir
Primary inflows McCloud River
Primary outflows McCloud River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 520 acres (210 ha)[1]
Water volume 35,200 acre·ft (0.0434 km3)
Surface elevation 2,648 ft (807 m)[2]
Settlements McCloud
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Lake McCloud is a reservoir on the McCloud River in Northern California.[3] The lake forms behind an earthen dam finished in 1965 by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company to control water flows and for generating hydro-electric power.[1] McCloud Dam (National ID # CA00416) is 235 feet high, 630 feet long at its crest, and impounds a maximum capacity of 35,200 acre-feet.[4]

The lake is home to a population of rainbow and brown trout, due in large part to the fact that the lake water temperature stays relatively cold all year.[3]

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