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Uvas Reservoir
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November 2000
Location Santa Clara County, California
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Uvas Creek
Primary outflows Uvas Creek
Catchment area 345 sq mi (894 km2)
Basin countries United States
Managing agency Santa Clara Valley Water District
Surface area 288 acres (1.17 km2)
Water volume 10,000 acre⋅ft (0.012 km3)
Surface elevation 440 ft (134 m)

Uvas Reservoir is an artificial lake located west of San Martin, California in the United States. The reservoir is surrounded by a 626-acre (253 ha) park managed by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. The park provides limited fishing ("catch-and-release"), picnicking, and hiking activities. Boating is not permitted in the reservoir.

Geography

The reservoir sits atop part of the Franciscan Formation. A variety of rocks from the formation can be found there, including slate, basalt, marble, and many others.

History

The reservoir was created in 1957 by the construction of the Uvas Dam across Uvas Creek in the southern part of Uvas Valley. It is the fifth largest reservoir owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

In 2013, the Scoffone family sold 357 acres (144 ha) adjacent to the park to the Peninsula Open Space Trust, which doubled the park's size.

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