Calero Reservoir

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Calero Reservoir
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May 2009
Location Santa Clara County, California
Coordinates 37°10′59″N 121°47′31″W / 37.18306°N 121.79194°W / 37.18306; -121.79194[1]Coordinates: 37°10′59″N 121°47′31″W / 37.18306°N 121.79194°W / 37.18306; -121.79194[1]
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Cherry Canyon and Pine Tree Canyon
Primary outflows Calero Creek[2]
Catchment area 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)[2]
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Max. width 1,800 ft (550 m)
Surface area 110 acres (45 ha)[2]
Water volume 2,832 acre feet (3,493,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation 479 feet (146 m)[1]

Calero Reservoir is an artificial lake in the Santa Teresa Hills south of San Jose, California, U.S.A..

The lake is formed by Calero Dam, built in 1935 across Calero Creek. Its waters reach the San Francisco Bay by way of Los Alamitos Creek and the Guadalupe River.

A 4,455-acre county park surrounds the reservoir,[3] and provides fishing[4] ("catch-and-release"), picnicking, and hiking activities. Boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing are permitted in the reservoir.

Calero Dam[edit]

Calero Dam is an earthen dam 55 feet (17 m) high and 2,400 feet (730 m) long containing 990,000 cubic yards (760,000 m3) of material. Its crest is 283 feet (86 m) above sea level. It is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District.[2]

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