Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Capacity and sedimentation of Loch Lomond Reservoir, Santa Cruz County, California

January 1, 1994

A sedimentation study of Loch Lomond Reservoir in Santa Cruz County, California, was begun in 1982 to determine reservoir storage capacity and to establish permanent ranges for future studies. Results of a reservoir survey indicated a total storage capacity of 8,824 acre-ft in 1982. Comparison of thalweg profiles from this survey and a survey done prior to dam construction in 1960 shows that deposition has occurred in the lower reach of the reservoir due to landsliding and in the upper reach due to sediment inflow from Newell Creek. 

Citation Information

Publication Year 1985
Title Capacity and sedimentation of Loch Lomond Reservoir, Santa Cruz County, California
DOI 10.3133/ofr85485
Authors R. P. Fogelman, K. L. Johnson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 85-485
Index ID ofr85485
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization