The 235-foot high earthen Leroy Anderson Dam sits on Cochrane Road, east of Morgan Hill, and along the Calaveras Fault, which runs from Hollister to Milpitas. It holds 90,000 acre feet of water when full, more than the other nine reservoirs in the county combined. It presently stores much less water than capacity, because of the risk of earthquakes. A seismic retrofit is expected to be completed in 2018.
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