Walnut Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Delta Transmission Towers/Delta Cross Channel Gates
Twin Cities Tower – 2000 Feet, Channels 40 and 6
Walnut Grove Tower – 1549 Feet, Channels 10-13-3 Backup
McCormick Tower – 2007 Feet, Channels 3 & 31
Sacramento Joint Tower – 200 Feet, Channels 10 13 58
Eiffel Tower 1052 Feet
Statue of Liberty 305 Feet
The channel is deep and allows transit of low-overhead-clearance boats when the gates are open. The channel has a bottom width of 210 feet and a capacity of 3,500 cubic feet per second. This provides a shortcut between the two waterway systems. Without this shortcut, a boater must travel the entire distance of Georgiana Slough and back upstream the entire distance of the North Fork of the Mokelumne River (or visa versa) to go this same one-mile distance – a cruise of many miles.
Erected by The Rotary Club of Walnut Grove.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
Location. 38° 14.841′ N, 121° 30.58′ W. Marker is in Walnut Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (County Road E13) and Levee Road, on the right when traveling north on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13993 River Road (County Road E13), Walnut Grove CA 95690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles “Chuck” Tison (here, next to this marker); Walnut Grove, Est. 1850/Locke, Est. 1915 (here, next to this marker); Locke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locke, California (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locke Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Locke / 樂居镇 (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Locke (approx. ¼ mile away); Boon-Dox Botel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Grove.
More about this marker. The marker, along with the Charles "Chuck" Tison marker, a Rotary Club of Walnut Grove Sponsorship marker, and the Walnut Grove, Est. 1850 - Locke, Est 1915 marker, share a kiosk located at the Chuck Tison Memorial Park.
Also see . . . The Tall Towers of Walnut Grove, California. Information, history and photos of the transmission towers. (Submitted on October 30, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,630 times since then and 206 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.