Laguna Honda Reservoir

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Laguna Honda Reservoir
Location San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°45′09″N 122°27′44″W / 37.75250°N 122.46222°W / 37.75250; -122.46222[1]Coordinates: 37°45′09″N 122°27′44″W / 37.75250°N 122.46222°W / 37.75250; -122.46222[1]
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1,200 ft (370 m)
Max. width 300 ft (91 m)
Surface elevation 390 feet (120 m)[1]
Settlements San Francisco

Laguna Honda is a reservoir on the southwest shoulder of Mount Sutro in San Francisco, California, U.S.A..


In 1865, the Spring Valley Water Works built a 13-mile (21 km) long redwood pipeline to transport drinking water from Pilarcitos Canyon to this reservoir. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed the pipeline. The lake and the surrounding land are now managed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.[2]

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