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San Luis Reservoir, California

lakeSan Luis Reservoir
countryUnited States
surface area49 km2
maximum depth83 m
average depth50 m
lake typeReservoir
catchment area213 km2
altitude158 m
volume2 km3
inflowsNone
outflowsCalifornia Aqueduct
shore length62 km
settlementsLos Banos
residence time59,577 days
dam height116 m
dam year1967
average discharge0.47 m3 / sec.

San Luis Reservoir Information and Facts

San Luis Reservoir is a reservoir lake that covers a surface area of 49 km2 (19 mi2), has an average depth of 50 meters (163 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 83 meters (271 feet). San Luis Reservoir boasts a total water volume of 2 km3 (1,961,118 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 62 kilometers (39 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 158 meters (519 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 213 km2 (83 mi2) and has a residence time of 59,577 days (164 years). Its main inflows are None, and the lake is drained by California Aqueduct. The most important settlement on the shores of San Luis Reservoir is Los Banos. San Luis Reservoir's dam was built in 1967 and has a height of 116 meters (381 feet).