Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake

Infobox lake
lake_name = Folsom Lake
image_lake = Lake_Folsom.jpg
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location = Northern California
coords = coord|38.720605|N|121.133926|W|region:US-CA_type:waterbody|display=inline,title
type = reservoir
inflow = American River
outflow = American River
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basin_countries = United States
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Folsom Lake is a reservoir in Northern California about Convert|25|mi|km|0|abbr=on northeast of Sacramento in Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento Counties. The lake is formed by Folsom Dam, constructed in 1955 to control the American River. The dam and lake are part of the Folsom Project, which also includes the Nimbus afterbay reservoir and dam facilities. The Folsom Project, operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, is part of the Central Valley Project, a multipurpose project that provides flood control, hydroelectricity, drinking water and water for irrigation. The Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. When the dam was built it was designed to hold 1,010,00 acre-feet with a surface area of 11,450 acres [http://www.usbr.gov/dataweb/html/folsom.html]

External links

* [http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=882 Folson Dam - California State Parks]


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