Water from Don Pedro Lake is primarily used for irrigating the farm land that falls within the Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District boundaries. It is also used for power generation, and adds to the drinking water supply for City of Modesto. Don Pedro Dam also provides flood control for California’s Central Valley.
News & Announcements
The "Fireworks on the Water" show will be held at Don Pedro Lake, Sunday July 2nd, 2017.
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close eastbound and westbound State Route 120 at the James E. Roberts Bridge in Tuolumne County for bridge work. The bridge will be CLOSED WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT (April 12-13) from 5pm to 6am. Detours are in place and can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist10/JamesRobertsBridge/index.htm Also, eastbound and westbound State Route 120 (SR-120) at the James E.
The State Route 120/James E. Roberts Bridge week long closure has been re-scheduled and will be closed for a full week, from 5:00 a.m. the morning of Monday, March 27, through the morning of Monday, April 3rd. Following the 24/7 closure, the bridge will need to close a few additional nights for the removal of material and equipment.
The lake level has dropped enough to re-open up this ramp for vessel launch. LAKE LEVELS MAY RISE AGAIN, SO NO OVERNIGHT PARKING IS PERMITTED IN THIS LOWER BLUE OAKS LAUNCH RAMP PARKING LOT.
The State Route 120/James E. Roberts Bridge is scheduled to be closed for a full week, from 5:00 a.m. the morning of Monday, March 20, through the morning of Monday, March 27. Following the 24/7 closure, the bridge will need to close a few additional nights for the removal of material and equipment.
THE UPPER BLUE OAKS LAUNCH RAMP IS NOW OPEN. Please stay between the red and green channel markers when boating to and from this launch ramp. The water is very shallow on both sides of this channel. This launch ramp may be subject to closure due to changing lake elevation.