The crest of Don Pedro Dam

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The crest of Don Pedro Dam is 855’ above sea level. The water in Don Pedro Lake is at its maximum elevation when it is 830’ above sea level.
Water from Don Pedro Lake is primarily used for irrigating the farm land that falls within the Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District boundaries. It is also used for power generation, and adds to the drinking water supply for City of Modesto. Don Pedro Dam also provides flood control for California’s Central Valley.