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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Don Pedro Lake

 
 
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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.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1971.
 
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. Marker is located at the north
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.
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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chinese Camp CA 95309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chinese Camp.
 
Also see . . .  Who Was Don Pedro?. (Submitted on November 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Additional keywords. Dams
 
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
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By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
5. Don Pedro Lake
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By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
6. Don Pedro Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,540 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2. submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on November 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.

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