Sweetwater Reservoir

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Sweetwater Reservoir
Sweetwaterriver1.jpg
Location San Diego County, California[1]
Coordinates 32°41′49″N 116°59′14″W / 32.69694°N 116.98722°W / 32.69694; -116.98722Coordinates: 32°41′49″N 116°59′14″W / 32.69694°N 116.98722°W / 32.69694; -116.98722[2]
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Sweetwater River
Primary outflows Sweetwater River[1]
Catchment area 182 square miles (470 km2)[1]
Basin countries United States
Built April 7, 1888 (1888-04-07)
Max. length 2 miles (3.2 km)
Max. width 0.75 miles (1.21 km)
Surface area 936 acres (379 ha)[1]
Max. depth 108 feet (33 m)
Water volume 27,689 acre feet (34,154,000 m3)[1]
Frozen Never
Islands none
Settlements La Presa
Sweetwater Reservoir as seen from San Miguel Mountain in 2006

Sweetwater Reservoir is a 960-acre (390 ha) artificial lake in San Diego County, California, formed by the Sweetwater Dam on the Sweetwater River. Construction of the dam was completed in 1888.

Environment[edit]

The area surrounding the reservoir is home to several species, including Least Bell's Vireo and the California Gnatcatcher. It lies near the census-designated places of La Presa and Spring Valley. The drainage basin it forms along with Loveland Reservoir covers 230 square miles (600 km2).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Sweetwater Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1981-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-20.