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Coyote Watershed

Coyote Watershed Map thumbnailSixteen major creeks drain this 322 - square - mile area (see map and click to enlarge). The county's largest watershed, it extends from the urbanized valley floor upward to the vast natural areas of the Mt. Hamilton range. Coyote Creek, its main waterway, is the longest creek in the county.

Coyote Watershed is also home to Penitencia Water Treatment Plant, the water district treatment plant serving an area from Milpitas in the north to Aborn Road in the south. The treatment plant is a source of drinking for 270,000 residential and commercial users.


Watershed Deputy Operating Officer: Sue Tippets

(408) 630-2379

Watershed Engineering Unit Manager: Devin Mody (408) 630-2301

Watershed Field Operations Unit Manager: Chad Grande

(408) 630-2692

Watershed Vegetation Management Unit Manager: Jennifer Codianne

(408) 630-3851