New Melones Lake

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lakeNew Melones Lake
countryUnited States
surface area51 km2
maximum depth173 m
average depth40 m
lake typeReservoir
length12 km
width4 km
catchment area2,300 km2
volume3 km3
inflowsStanislaus River
outflowsStanislaus River
shore length160 km

New Melones Lake Information and Facts

Quick Facts: New Melones Lake is a reservoir in California, United States. New Melones Lake has a surface area of 51 km2 (20 square miles), and reaches a maximum depth of 173 meters, or 565 feet. The average depth of the lake is 40 meters (131 feet). New Melones Lake sits at an altitude of 331 meters, or 1,086 feet.

The lake has a total water volume of 3 km3 (0.72 cubic miles), and a shore length of 160 km (or 100 miles). The most important settlement on the shores of New Melones Lake is Modesto.

The most important activities in and around New Melones Lake include hiking, fishing, biking, boating, wildlife viewing, water skiing, tubing, camping. The most important fish species in the lake are bass, kokanee salmon, black bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, smallmouth bass, catfish, sunfish, channel catfish, trout, and crappie.

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