Almaden Reservoir

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Almaden Reservoir
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March 2008
Location Santa Clara County, California
Coordinates 37°9′53″N 121°49′42″W / 37.16472°N 121.82833°W / 37.16472; -121.82833[1]Coordinates: 37°9′53″N 121°49′42″W / 37.16472°N 121.82833°W / 37.16472; -121.82833[1]
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Larabee Gulch, Barrett Canyon, Herbert Creek, and Jacques Gulch
Primary outflows Los Alamitos Creek
Catchment area 12.5 sq mi (32 km2)[2]
Basin countries United States
Max. length 4,000 ft (1,200 m)
Max. width 600 ft (180 m)
Surface area 62 acres (250,000 m2)[2]
Water volume 2,000 acre feet (2,500,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation 617 feet (188 m)[1]

Almaden Reservoir is an artificial lake in the hills south of San Jose, California, U.S.A.. It borders on Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

The lake is formed by Almaden Dam, built in 1936 across Los Alamitos Creek. Its waters reach the San Francisco Bay by way of the Guadalupe River.

Almaden Dam[edit]

Almaden Dam is an earthen dam 110 feet (34 m) high and 500 feet (150 m) long containing 250,000 cubic yards (190,000 m3) of material. Its crest is 615 feet (187 m) above sea level. It is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District[2]

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