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Newman in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

West of This Point is the California Aqueduct

 
 
California Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 12, 2012
1. California Aqueduct Marker
Inscription. West of this point is the California Aqueduct which parallels Interstate Highway 5 for about 250 miles in the San Joaquin Valley. The aqueduct is a major part of the California State Water Project operated by the State Department of Water Resources. The aqueduct transports water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the San Joaquin Valley for irrigation and municipal uses and to Southern California for municipal use a distance of 444 miles. It also serves water to the South Bay and Central Coastal areas from San Luis Reservoir to State Highway 41. The aqueduct serves both the state water project and the Federal Central Valley Project. Irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley makes it one of the richest agricultural areas in the world.
 
Location. 37° 18.042′ N, 121° 6.255′ W. Marker is in Newman, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker can be reached from West Side Highway (Interstate 5) 0.1 miles south of Shields Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located adjacent to the Orestimba historic marker on the Interstate 5 scenic overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Newman CA 95360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orestimba (within shouting distance of
California Aqueduct Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 12, 2012
2. California Aqueduct Marker
this marker); Founding Day April 28, 1888 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Men of Gustine War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Enterprise School (approx. 6.5 miles away); Gustine Museum (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hills Ferry (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hotel Del Puerto (approx. 11.9 miles away); Patterson's Westside Bell (approx. 11.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newman.
 
Regarding West of This Point is the California Aqueduct. Visiting this marker provides the viewer an uplifting. leagues distant view of the San Joaquin Valley and California Aqueduct.
 
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View S, California Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 12, 2012
3. View S, California Aqueduct
View N, The California Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 12, 2012
4. View N, The California Aqueduct
 
 
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