James J. Lenihan Dam

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James J. Lenihan Dam
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Official name Lexington Dam
Location Santa Cruz Mountains
Santa Clara County, California
Coordinates 37°12′07″N 121°59′17″W / 37.2020°N 121.9880°W / 37.2020; -121.9880Coordinates: 37°12′07″N 121°59′17″W / 37.2020°N 121.9880°W / 37.2020; -121.9880
Opening date 1956
Dam and spillways
Impounds Los Gatos Creek
Height 208 ft (63 m)
Length 810 ft (250 m)
Width (base) 40 ft (12 m)
Reservoir
Creates Lexington Reservoir
Total capacity 21,430 acre·ft (26,430,000 m3)
Catchment area 27.7 sq mi (72 km2)
Surface area 450 acres (180 ha)
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: James J. Lenihan Dam

James J. Lenihan Dam is an earthen structure across the Los Gatos Creek creating the Lexington Reservoir in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Santa Clara County, California south of Los Gatos. The name was changed from Lexington Dam in 1996 for the retirement of James J. Lenihan, the Santa Clara Valley Water District's longest-serving director.

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