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100th Anniversary of the Crystal Springs Dam

 
 
100th Anniversary of the Crystal Springs Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
1. 100th Anniversary of the Crystal Springs Dam Marker
Inscription.
Chrystal Springs Dam continues to provide the critical link in the delivery of water to the people of the San Francisco Peninsula. Centennial Observation held on this spot by joint resolution of the
[Column One]
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Tom Huening, President
Anna Eshoo, Member
Mary Griffin, Member
Tom Nolan, Member
William Schumacher, Member

and

[Column Two]
City and County of San Francisco
Art Agnos, Mayor
Public Utilities Commission:
Rodel E. Rodis, President
Sherri Chiesa, Vice President
H. Welton Flynn
Arthur V. Toupin
General Manager, Public Utilities – Thomas J. Elzey
General Manager, Water Department – John Mullane
October 3, 1990
 
Erected 1990 by San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, City & County of San Francisco, Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Water Department.
 
Location. 37° 31.78′ N, 122° 21.767′ W. Marker is in Burlingame, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Skyline Boulevard west of Crystal Springs Road when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the turn out just north of the Crystal Springs Dam. Marker is in this post office area: Burlingame CA 94010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Last Stagecoach Hold-Up In San Mateo County (approx.
100th Anniversary of the Crystal Springs Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
2. 100th Anniversary of the Crystal Springs Dam Marker
mile away); Eugene A. Doran Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Len Turner (approx. 2.6 miles away); Historic Camp Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Higurashi-en (approx. 3 miles away); First Business Structure (approx. 3.1 miles away); Central Park Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Central Park Veterans Memorial – World War I (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Regarding 100th Anniversary of the Crystal Springs Dam. Crystal Springs Reservoir is part of the San Francisco Water Department Hetch-Hetchy Project, supplying water to the City of San Francisco and communities on the San Francisco Peninsula.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Mateo Daily” Article – “Construction of the Crystal Springs DamR. The final step in controlling the flow of water that drained the valley formed by the San Andreas Fault came in 1887 when the Spring Valley Water Company of San Francisco began building a dam at the gap in the hills where the San Mateo Creek flowed toward the city of San Mateo. In 1889, the projected height of the dam reached 120 feet and although it was thought it would take a decade to fill a new lake, it took less than a year. An especially wet year filled it up fast, and the water flowed over the top. Another
A Second Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
3. A Second Plaque
HERMAN SCHUSSLER
1842 – 1919
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Engineer
Spring Valley Water Company
1864 – 1908
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“If You Seek His Monument
Look About You”
**
25 feet of cement was added to the dam to control this in the future. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Crystal Springs Reservoir. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNatural Resources
 
Close-Up of Artwork on Second Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
4. Close-Up of Artwork on Second Plaque
Main Marker and Second Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
5. Main Marker and Second Plaque
Crystal Springs Reservoir in Background
A Third Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
6. A Third Plaque
California Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark
CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM
1887 – 1890
San Francisco Section ASCE 1976
Second and Third Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
7. Second and Third Plaques
Crystal Springs Reservoir image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
8. Crystal Springs Reservoir
Schussler's Dam image. Click for full size.
By Evan Reader, January 31, 2010
9. Schussler's Dam
View from beneath Highway 280 overpass looking west towards the dam.
Lower Crystal Springs Dam image. Click for full size.
By Evan Reader, January 31, 2010
10. Lower Crystal Springs Dam
Crystal Springs Dam, San Mateo, California image. Click for full size.
By Published for T.A. Siddali, San Mateo
11. Crystal Springs Dam, San Mateo, California
The Largest Cement Dam in the World.
Beautiful California - Autoing at Crystal Springs Lakes image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
12. Beautiful California - Autoing at Crystal Springs Lakes
On the Road of a Thousand Wonders
Crystal Springs Dam image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
13. Crystal Springs Dam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,944 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   9, 10. submitted on , by Evan Reader of San Mateo, California.   11, 12. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   13. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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