Tulloch Reservoir

Tulloch

Tulloch Reservoir is situated on mostly private lands with substantial residential development on the Calaveras County portion of its shoreline. Access to the Reservoir is from privately owned docks and through privately owned facilities accessible to the public on a fee basis. Access to the South Shore is via Tulloch Dam Road off of Highway 108 and to the North Shore via O’Byrne’s Ferry Road also off of Highway 108.

For recreation information at Lake Tulloch please visit: http://www.laketullochcampground.com/.

Elevation

The reservoir level at Tulloch (expressed as an elevation in feet above sea level) fluctuates frequently based on the operating needs of the US Bureau of Reclamation, the operators of New Melones, and the needs of Tri-Dam Project.

Updates

HDR Power Point Presentation from Meeting of April 11, 2015

2015 Shoreline Management Plan Update

The attached updated Shoreline Management Plan is the document that was filed with FERC, as required by the established deadline of May 1, 2015.  This document includes all of the comments from agencies and the public, and responses to the comments received.  At the public meeting of April 11, 2015, Tri-Dam noted that these documents would be posted here when completed, and filed with FERC.

Letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Tulloch Reservoir Shorline Management Plan

Tulloch Reservoir Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) Update

In accordance with specifications issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Tri-Dam is updating the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) to meet license requirements. Links to the two (2) documents are:

Letter to Tulloch Reservoir Property Owners
Draft Tulloch Reservoir Shoreline Management Plan

Tulloch Reservoir Shoreline Management Plan

Tri-Dam Project has developed a plan for the management of the reservoir shoreline. The Plan includes the following attachments (click on any title to download the PDF document):

FERC Adopted Tulloch Shoreline Management Plan
Tulloch General Plan Map
Tulloch Recreation Facilities Map
Tulloch Vegetation Map
Tulloch Noxious Weeds Map
Tulloch Elderberry Map
Tulloch Ownership Map

Spring 2015 Fill Schedule for Tulloch, as received from the Bureau of Reclamation

The spring filling schedule for Tulloch Reservoir is provided below.   The schedule complies with Army Corps of Engineers flood control constraints, and elevations are projected to lie between the low and high bands.  Note that actual elevations may vary temporarily due to inflow to Tulloch during rain events, or unforeseen operational constraints. 

Dates

Elevation Range

From

Through

From

To

3/24/15

3/30/15

498.6

501.6

3/31/15

4/6/15

499.4

502.4

4/7/15

4/13/15

500.2

503.2

4/14/15

4/20/15

501.1

504.1

4/21/15

4/27/15

501.9

504.9

4/28/15

5/4/15

502.7

505.7

5/5/15

5/11/15

504.3

507.3

5/12/15

5/18/15

504.3

507.3

5/19/15

5/25/15

505.1

508.1

5/26/15

6/1/15

506.0

509.0

6/2/15

9/15/15

506.5

509.5

Tulloch Reservoir Encroachment Permits

The land under the waters of Tulloch Reservoir and the lands surrounding the shoreline are, for the most part, reserved for the use of Tri-Dam Project in carrying out its responsibilities attendant to the operation of Tulloch Dam and Reservoir. Construction of docks, slips, and structures which are built on or over such land requires application for and issuance of an encroachment permit from Tri-Dam Project in addition to whatever permits may be required by local government. Grading, soil removal, changes to the embankments, fill, and, essentially, any change to the natural shoreline requires, additionally, a permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Information about the applying for an encroachment permit from Tri-Dam Project may be obtained from Tri-Dam's Tulloch Coordinator, Susan Larson. She may be reached at SLarson@TriDamProject.com. Further information is available on the following downloadable documents:

Tri-Dam Encroachment Permit Application Process
Tri-Dam Encroachment Permit Application

Data for May 21
Click below for historical data

Tulloch
507.03' Elevation
63,313 AF Storage
153 CFS Outflow
Road Information for Tulloch

All roads to Tulloch Reservoir are currently open to the public.

Last updated: 4/17/2015 9:29:00 AM