Longitude: 121˚ 32' 17" W
Locaide: 44 78-35
Located along Coyote Reservoir Road in the foothills northeast of Gilroy. Center of dam located on the north edge of the reservoir just off of Coyote Reservoir Road.
Period of Record
SCVWD record begins October 9, 1960 with operation to the present.
Radio telemetry ALERT station. Waterlog Gas Purge System installed.
Area / Capacity Curve
Rating 254 effective 10/01/2003 to present based on survey completed in 2003-2004.
Drainage Area: 120 Square Miles
Year Constructed: 1936
Reservoir Capacity: 22,541 Acre Feet
Reservoir Surface Area (full): 615.86 Acres
Local Datum (water elevation measurements): "Local" Elevation
Reservoir Length: 4.8 Miles
Dam Type: Rolled Earth And Rock Fill
Dam Spillway Elevation: 777.2 ft.
Dam Height (crest above streambed): 138 ft.