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.

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.

Spring/Summer 2014 Operating Schedule

The Spring/Summer 2014 operating schedule for Tulloch Reservoir is shown below. This schedule complies with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control requirements. The reservoir will generally be managed to the target elevation ranges, but some variation may occur due to large natural inflows or facility and operational constraints.

Dates

Elevation Range

From

Through

From

To

3/1/14

3/19/14

498.6

501.6

3/20/14

3/26/14

498.6

501.6

3/27/14

4/2/14

499.4

502.4

4/3/14

4/9/14

500.2

503.2

4/10/14

4/16/14

501.1

504.1

4/17/14

4/23/14

501.9

504.9

4/24/14

4/30/14

502.7

505.7

5/1/14

5/7/14

503.5

506.5

5/8/14

5/14/14

504.3

507.3

5/15/14

5/21/14

505.1

508.1

5/22/14

5/28/14

506.0

509.0

5/29/14

9/15/14

506.5

509.5

Please realize, as noted that Tulloch Reservoir is subject to fluctuating water levels, both on a daily and seasonal basis so users of the reservoir and property owners should always exercise caution on or around the Reservoir.

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 dkHu5g2@DYggCPAaGw3Pp.com. Further information is available on the following downloadable documents:

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

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

Data for September 1
Click below for historical data

Tulloch
508.71' Elevation
65,363 AF Storage
154 CFS Outflow
Road Information for Tulloch

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

Last updated: 8/29/2014 7:44:00 AM