Lusk Reservoir

Lusk Reservoir

Lusk Reservoir is located next to Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy at West Point. It is open for fishing in the Spring and early Fall, and usually freezes over during the winter months.

The number of gallons in Lusk Reservoir is required knowledge of all freshman (plebes) at the Military Academy. It is one aspect of what is known as 'Academy Heritage'. When asked the question: "How many gallons in Lusk Reservoir?" plebes are expected to respond "78 million gallons when the water is flowing over the spillway."

Its surface elevation is 327 feet (100 m) above sea level.


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