Loch Lomond (California)

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Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond, California.JPG
Location Santa Cruz Mountains
Santa Cruz County, California
Coordinates 37°06′11″N 122°04′24″W / 37.103003°N 122.073296°W / 37.103003; -122.073296Coordinates: 37°06′11″N 122°04′24″W / 37.103003°N 122.073296°W / 37.103003; -122.073296
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Newell Creek
Primary outflows Newell Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3 mi (4.8 km)
Max. width 0.25 mi (0.40 km)
Surface area 175 acres (71 ha)
Max. depth 150 ft (46 m)
Water volume 9,200 acre⋅ft (11,300,000 m3)
Surface elevation 574 ft (175 m)
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a reservoir in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Lompico, California in Santa Cruz County, California. Part of the Santa Cruz Water Department system, it was created by building the Newell Creek Dam across Newell Creek - a tributary of the San Lorenzo River. The dam is an earth-fill barricade, measuring 190 ft (58 m) by 750 ft (230 m). It was financed by bond issuance, and completed in the Fall of 1960; impounded water first ran over the spillway in March 1963. The reservoir is 175 acres (71 ha). It is 2.5 mi (4.0 km) long, 0.25 mi (0.40 km) wide, approximately 150 ft (46 m) deep, with a 9,200 acre⋅ft (11,300,000 m3) capacity. It provides a portion of the drinking water supply for the city of Santa Cruz, California and other nearby County areas. Boating, fishing, picnicking and hiking take place at the reservoir. No daily private boat launching is permitted. No swimming is allowed. The reservoir has a boat rental and snack shop and is open every day from March 1 to September 15, and weekends only from Labor Day to October 17.

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