Calero Reservoir

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Not to be confused with Lake Calero.
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 7.14 sq mi (18.5 km2)[2]
Basin countries United States
Surface area 337 acres (136 ha)[2]
Water volume 9,850 acre feet (12,150,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation 476 feet (145 m)[1]

Calero Reservoir is an artificial lake in the Santa Teresa Hills south of San Jose, California in the United States.

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 (1,803 ha) 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 90 feet (27 m) high and 840 feet (260 m) long containing 550,000 cubic yards (420,000 m3) of material. Its crest is 490 feet (150 m) above sea level. It is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District.[2]

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