Jackson Meadows Dam

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Jackson Meadows Dam (National ID # CA00254) is a dam in Nevada County, California.

The earthen dam was constructed in 1965 for flood control and irrigation water storage, with a height of 195 feet and a length of 1530 feet at its crest.[1] It impounds the Middle Fork of the Yuba River as one of the ten facilities of the Nevada Irrigation District. The dam is part of the Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project.

The reservoir it creates, Jackson Meadows Reservoir, has a surface area of 1.5 square miles and normal capacity of 52,500 acre-feet. The site is surrounded by Tahoe National Forest.

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Coordinates: 39°30′32″N 120°33′21″W / 39.50896°N 120.55570°W / 39.50896; -120.55570