Hume Lake Dam

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The Hume Lake Dam is a concrete gravity dam located in Fresno County, CA. It's situated on Tenmile Creek, a tributary of the Kings River, and is part of the Hume Lake Hydroelectric Project. The dam was constructed in 1908-1909 by the Hume-Bennett Lumber Company to create a reservoir for log flotation during the logging era. The dam is approximately 111 feet high and 365 feet long and the reservoir created by the dam has a capacity of about 88,000 acre-feet. The reservoir is used for both hydroelectric power generation and recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. In recent years, there's been concern about the safety of the dam as it's classified as a high-hazard dam by the California Department of Water Resources. In 2018.