Chesbro Reservoir

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Chesbro Reservoir
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Chesbro Reservoir
Name origin: Named after Elmer J. Chesbro
Country United States
State California
Region Santa Clara County
District Santa Clara Valley Water District
City Morgan Hill
River Llagas Creek

Coordinates: 37°7′21″N 121°42′40″W / 37.12250°N 121.71111°W / 37.12250; -121.71111[1]

Chesbro Reservoir is located on Llagas Creek, three miles (5 km) west of Morgan Hill, California, United States. The reservoir can store 8,086 acre feet (9,974,000 m3) of water, and its surface area is 328 acres (133 ha).[2]

The reservoir was created on the construction of the Elmer J. Chesbro Dam in 1955,[2] and they are both named for Elmer J. Chesbro, a local doctor who was president of the Santa Clara Valley Water Conservation District (now the Santa Clara Valley Water District) at the time.

Chesbro Reservoir County Park[edit]

Chesbro Reservoir County Park[3] is one of 28[4] Santa Clara County Parks. This 232-acre (94 ha) county park surrounds the reservoir,[5] and provides limited fishing[6] ("catch-and-release"), picnicking, and hiking activities. Boating is not permitted in the reservoir.

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  1. ^ "Chesbro Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1981-01-19. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California (A-G)" (PDF). California Department of Water Resources. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chesbro Reservoir County Park. Parks and Recreation.". County of Santa Clara. June 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-07. The reservoir which captures water from the Llagas Creek watershed, is used to recharge supplies in underground aquifers to provide water to be pumped from wells for residential, agricultural, and industrial uses. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to all 28 wild and wonderful parks of Santa Clara County. Parks and Recreation. County of Santa Clara". County of Santa Clara. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  5. ^ Santa Clara County Parks: Chesbro Reservoir Archived December 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Santa Clara County Parks: Fishing Guidelines

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