Guadalupe Reservoir

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Guadalupe Reservoir
Guadalupe Reservoir Dam.jpg
LocationSanta Clara County, California
Coordinates37°11′54″N 121°52′36″W / 37.19827°N 121.876659°W / 37.19827; -121.876659Coordinates: 37°11′54″N 121°52′36″W / 37.19827°N 121.876659°W / 37.19827; -121.876659
Primary inflowsGuadalupe Creek
Primary outflowsGuadalupe Creek
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2,624 ft (800 m)
Max. width492 ft (150 m)
Surface area74 acres (300,000 m2)
Water volume3,415 acre⋅ft (4,212,000 m3)
Surface elevation618 ft (188 m)

Guadalupe Reservoir is a reservoir in Santa Clara County, California, United States, about 5 miles (8 km) south of the city of San Jose, California. It is at an elevation of 614 feet (187 m).[1] It has a surface area of 74 acres (300,000 m2) and a capacity of 3,415 acre feet (4,212,000 m3). The reservoir is located along Hicks Road on Guadalupe Creek, a tributary of the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe River was named Rio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on March 30, 1776 by the de Anza expedition, in honor of the Mexican saint who was the principal patron saint of the expedition. Guadalupe dam and reservoir, constructed in 1935, is one of the six original systems approved for construction by voters in 1934.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has developed a safe eating advisory for the reservoir, stating no one should eat any fish caught there.[2]

Guadalupe Reservoir from the air
Guadalupe Reservoir, looking south from the dam
Guadalupe Reservoir spillway, looking south from the hills
Guadalupe Reservoir spillway


  1. ^ "Guadalupe Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ [1]

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