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Whiskeytown in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A Matter of Balance

Wiskeytown National Recreation Area

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
1. A Matter of Balance Marker
Inscription. Whiskeytown Lake is part of a system of dams, reservoirs, canals, and power plants that make up the Central Valley Project (CVP). Created to control floods, supply water, and generate power, the CVP serves millions of Californians from Redding to Bakersfield - but not without a price.

By the 1990s, Californiaís Central Valley had lost more than 90% of its river and streamside forests and wetlands. Salmon spawning grounds had shrunk from 6,000 stream miles to less than 300. Past agricultural and industrial activities and development by the CVP shared in the responsibility for this decline. In response to public will and new laws, the CVP is working to restore critical spawning habitat.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation manages the Central Valley Project. The 1992 Central Valley Project Improvement Act amended the CVPís mission to provide for fish and wildlife protection.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 36.012′ N, 122° 32.142′ W. Marker is in Whiskeytown, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from Kennedy Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Wiskeytown Lake Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Whiskeytown CA 96095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
A Matter of Balance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
2. A Matter of Balance Marker
The marker is visible on the right.
8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Glory Hole (here, next to this marker); A Matter of Progress (here, next to this marker); Kennedy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Valley Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Baby's Grave (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shasta (approx. 2.3 miles away); Shasta County Court House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gallows (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whiskeytown.
 
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A Matter of Balance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
3. A Matter of Balance Marker
A Matter of Balance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
4. A Matter of Balance Marker
A Matter of Balance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
5. A Matter of Balance Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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