Longitude: 121˚ 37' 42" W
Locaide: 36 69-69
Located in the foothills northeast of Morgan Hill. Center of dam located on Coyote Creek just off of Cochran Road.
Period of Record
SCVWD record begins October 2, 1960 with operation to the present.
Radio telemetry ALERT station. Waterlog Gas Purge System.
Area / Capacity Curve
:New storage and Surface area rating tables applied Ocotober 1st, 2018 based on current survey.
Drainage Area: 193.4 Square Miles
Year Constructed: 1950
Reservoir Capacity: 89,278 Acre Feet
Reservoir Surface Area (full): 1,220.85 Acres
Local Datum (water elevation measurements): "Local" Elevation
Reservoir Length: 7.8 Miles
Dam Type: Rolled Earth and Rock Fill
Dam Spillway Elevation: 625.0 ft.
Dam Height (crest above streambed): 240 ft.
Outlet Capacity: 550 cfs