Auburn Dam Location: North Fork of the American River, adjacent to the city of Auburn
Dam Design: Curved Concrete gravity (similar to Shasta Dam)
Structural Height: 700 feet
Auburn Reservoir (Placer and El Dorado Counties)
Gross Capacity: 2.3 million acre feet
Normal Water Surface Elevation: 1100 feet
Norm Surface Area: 10,000 acres
Length of Shoreline: 140 miles
Auburn Power Plant Capacity: 400 to 600 mega watts
The main purpose of the project is to provide a new and supplemental water supply to areas in Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Yolo, and San Joaquin counties and other entities for irrigation and municipal and industrial needs. It will also alleviate depleted ground-water conditions occurring in county areas.
The project will also provide clean, hydroelectric power, flood control to Sacramento and Yolo counties, fish protection and enhancement and new recreational facilities. Recreation plans include camp sites, picnic sites, boat launching ramps and swimming areas.