San Justo Dam

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San Justo Dam is a dam and reservoir in San Benito County, California, about three miles southwest of Hollister. The dam provides offstream water storage for the federal Central Valley Project via the Pacheco Conduit and Hollister Conduit fed by the San Luis Reservoir.

Completed in January 1986, the dam is an earthfill structure 151 feet high. Along with a companion dike structure 79 feet high, it forms a reservoir with a capacity of about 9,785 acre-feet.[1]

San Justo Reservoir has recreation facilities open for use Wednesdays through Sundays for anglers, windsurfers, mountain bikers, and boaters with crafts under 16 feet and without gas engines. The California Department of Fish and Game stocks the lake with trout and other species.[2]

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Coordinates: 36°49′38″N 121°26′39″W / 36.82722°N 121.44424°W / 36.82722; -121.44424