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Lake Casitas, California

lakeLake Casitas
countryUnited States
surface area9 km2
maximum depth74 m
average depth35 m
lake typeReservoir
length5 km
width3 km
catchment area94 km2
altitude169 m
volume0.31 km3
inflowsCoyote Creek
outflowsCoyote Creek
islandsMain Island
shore length33 km
residence time7,078 days
average discharge0.51 m3 / sec.

Lake Casitas Information and Facts

Lake Casitas is a reservoir lake that covers a surface area of 9 km2 (3 mi2), has an average depth of 35 meters (115 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 74 meters (241 feet). Lake Casitas boasts a total water volume of 0.31 km3 (250,511 acre-feet), has a maximum length 5 km (3 miles), reaches a maximum width of 3 km (2 miles), and has a total shore line of 33 kilometers (21 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 169 meters (555 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 94 km2 (37 mi2) and has a residence time of 7,078 days (20 years). Its main inflows are Coyote Creek, and the lake is drained by Coyote Creek.