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Redding, California
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1965

Mccloud Dam is an earth dam built on the Mccloud River and is located in Redding, California. It was built in 1965 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. It is also known as Mccloud Diversion.

Location
Mccloud Dam
Redding, California, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Owner
Private

Mccloud Dam is privately owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

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1965
Completed
Mccloud River
River built on
Mccloud Dam was built in 1965.
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Summary
Dam length 630 feet
Dam height 241 feet
Structural height 235 feet
Hydraulic height 224 feet
Max discharge 50,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 35,234 acre feet
Normal storage 35,200 acre feet
Surface area 520 acres
Drainage area 398 square miles
630 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

241 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

235 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

224 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

50,000 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

35,234 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

35,200 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

520 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

398 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

6/5/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Mccloud Diversion
Distance to nearest town (miles) 35
Latitude 41
Longitude -122
NID ID (National ID) CA00416

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