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Near Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Don Pedro Lake

 
 
Don Pedro Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
1. Don Pedro Lake Marker
Inscription. Created by Don Pedro Dam on the Tuolumne River near LaGrange. This project was completed in 1971 to provide irrigation, domestic water, flood control, electricity, recreation and fish enhancement. Constructed by City and County of San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, Turlock Irrigation District, Modesto Irrigation District, Federal Power Commission, License Number 2299. Financial assistance by U.S. Corp of Engineers and California Department of Water Resources under the Davis-Crumsky Act.
At full water surface - elevation 830 feet U.S.G.R.
Storage - 2,030,000 acre feet.
Shoreline -160 miles.
Surface area -12,960 acres.

 
Location. 37° 50.663′ N, 120° 22.889′ W. Marker is near Chinese Camp, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on State Highway 49/120, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the north end of the dam 3.75 miles south of Chinese Camp. There is a turn-out vista point for viewing of the reservoir and plaque. Marker is in this post office area: Chinese Camp CA 95309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonville (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jacksonville
Don Pedro Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
2. Don Pedro Lake Marker
The Jacksonville State Historical Landmark marker is seen on the right.
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Stevens Bar Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Chinese Camp (approx. 3.3 miles away); To Honor Eddie Webb (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ferretti Shrine (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Crimea House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Montezuma (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chinese Camp.
 
Also see . . .
1. Who Was Don Pedro?. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Photo Tour of Don Pedro Reservoir. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Dams
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesNatural ResourcesNotable EventsNotable Places
 
Don Pedro Lake image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
3. Don Pedro Lake
Don Pedro Lake image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
4. Don Pedro Lake
Don Pedro Lake image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
5. Don Pedro Lake
Don Pedro Lake image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
6. Don Pedro Lake
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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