Lake Calero

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Lake Calero
LocationSacramento County, California[1]
Coordinates38°31′14″N 121°04′53″W / 38.52056°N 121.08139°W / 38.52056; -121.08139[1]Coordinates: 38°31′14″N 121°04′53″W / 38.52056°N 121.08139°W / 38.52056; -121.08139[1]
Primary outflowsCrevis Creek[2]
Catchment area0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)[2]
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area110 acres (45 ha)[2]
Water volume2,832 acre feet (3.493×10^6 m3)[2]
Surface elevation259 feet (79 m)[1]

Lake Calero is an artificial lake about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Rancho Cordova, California in the United States.

The lake is formed by Calero Dam, built in 1982 across Crevis Creek. Its waters reach the San Francisco Bay by way of Deer Creek, the Cosumnes River, the Mokelumne River, and the Sacramento River.

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 Rancho Murieta Community Services District.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Lake Calero". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 9, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2014.