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is an artificial lake in the hills south of San Jose
San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the U.S., and the county seat of Santa Clara County which is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay...
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
. It borders on Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a 4,147 acres park that includes the grounds of former mercury mines adjacent to south San Jose, California, USA...
The lake is formed by Almaden Dam
, built in 1936 across Los Alamitos Creek
Los Alamitos Creek or Alamitos Creek is a creek in San Jose, California, which becomes the Guadalupe River at its confluence with Guadalupe Creek at Lake Almaden Park. It is located in Almaden Valley and originates from the Los Capitancillos Ridge and the Santa Cruz Mountains...
. and its waters reach the San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean...
by way of the Guadalupe River
The Guadalupe River is a short river in California whose headwater creeks originate in the Santa Cruz Mountains near the summit of Loma Prieta and Mount Umunhum. The river mainstem now begins on the Santa Clara Valley floor at the northern end of Lake Almaden, which is fed by Los Alamitos Creek and...
Almaden Dam is an earthen dam 110 feet (33.5 m) high and 500 feet (152.4 m) long containing 250000 cubic yards (191,138.7 m³) of material. Its crest is 615 feet (187.5 m) above sea level. It is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District
The Santa Clara Valley Water District provides stream stewardship, wholesale water supply and flood protection for Santa Clara County, California, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area. The district encompasses all of the county’s and serves the area’s 15 cities, 1.7 million residents and more...