Lauro Dam


Lauro Dam

Lauro Dam and Reservoir are located on Diablo Creek near Santa Barbara. The dam is an earthfill structure with a crest length of 540 feet and a height of 137 feet.

The reservoir has a capacity of 640 acre-feet.

RegionFacilities in Mid-Pacific | Mid-Pacific Home Page
CountySanta Barbara
Dam Type
WatercourseDiablo Creek
LocationNear town of Carpinteria
Original Construction1951-1952
Modified Construction
National ID NumberCA10164
Hydrologic Unit Code

Structural Height137.0 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)99.0 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation549.0 ft
Crest Elevation567.0 ft
Crest Length
Crest Width
Base Width
Volume of Dam Construction Materials
Streambed at Dam Axis450.0 ft
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)549.0 ft
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)493.0 ft

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Total Water Storage at Elevation
Maximum Water Surface Elevation
Normal Water Surface Elevation549.0 ft
Spillway Type
Auxiliary SpillwayNo
Spillway Capacity at Elevation86 cfs at 558.7 ft
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area.44 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report

Contact Information
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationSouth-Central California Area Office
Address1243 "N" Street
CityFresno, CA 93721-1813
Phone (Office)559-487-5116
OrganizationCachuma Operations and Maintenance Board
Address3301 Laurel Canyon Road
CitySanta Barbara, CA 93105
Phone (Fax)805 569-5825
Phone (Office)805 687-4011

Last updated: Jun 04, 2009