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San Luis Reservoir, California
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).