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Chesbro Dam and Reservoir

Elmer J. Chesbro was the president of the South Santa Clara Valley Water Conservation District at the time of the construction of Chesbro dam and reservoir in 1955. Chesbro dam and reservoir are located on Llagas Creek three miles west of Morgan Hill. The reservoir can store 7,945 acre-feet of water. Its surface area is 283 acres*. 


Inundation maps

Inundation Map of Hypothetical Fair Weather Failure of Chesbro Dam (2019) (index map)
Inundation Map of Hypothetical Inflow Design Flood Failure of Chesbro Dam (2019) (index map)

 *Reservoir storage values have been updated to reflect recent survey results.

Chesbro dam and reservoir