The Calaveras River is a river in the California Central Valley. It flows roughly southwest for 80 miles from its headwaters in northeast Calaveras County to its confluence with the San Joaquin River just west of the city of Stockton. New Hogan Lake is the only lake on the river. It is formed by New Hogan Dam, which was completed in 1963. The dam was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, primarily for flood control. The dam also provides drinking water, water for irrigation, hydroelectricity and recreation, including fishing, camping, swimming and water skiing.

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