Water from Don Pedro Lake

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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.
Eagles are frequently seen at Don Pedro Lake. Annually, the Central Sierra Audubon Society in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management performs a mid-winter eagle count where not only bald and golden eagles are counted, ospreys are counted as well.