Lake Kaweah, located in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada,
was formed by the construction of Terminus Dam. Completed in 1962
for the purpose of flood control and water conservation, the dam
stores 143,000 acre-feet of water during the annual run-off season.
Energy production was added in 1990 with the construction of the
Terminus Power Plant. The new hydroelectric plant produces an
average of 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, which is
equivalent to the energy from 67,000 barrels of oil.
Other places of interest near Lake Kaweah:
National Parks and Forests:
Also visit nearby Three Rivers, California.
For further information about Lake Kaweah, please contact:
Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 44270
Lemon Cove, California 93244