What Is the Average Water Level at the Shasta Dam?


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The normal operating depth of the water at Shasta Dam is 522.5 feet. The dam is 602 feet high, 3,460 feet long and has a base thickness of 543 feet.

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The normal operating depth of 522.5 feet is also referred to as the hydraulic height. The maximum water surface elevation is 1,076.2 feet, with the spillways operating when the water reaches 1,065 feet.

Shasta Dam is a curved gravity concrete dam on the Sacramento River in California. It was built between 1938 and 1945 and modified in 1995 and 1996.

The reservoir created behind Shasta Dam is known as Shasta Lake. The reservoir's total water storage capacity is 4,552,000 acres of water at 1,067 feet of water depth.

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