San Leandro in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Giant Water Filters
Lake Chabot Historical Walk
Lake Chabot Dam was built in 1874. The Contra Costa Water Company initially tried to filter the water through a series of screens. The screens were unable, however, to capture impurities, suspended particles, and small insects from the delivery system. Public complaints about the sulfuric flavor of the water eventually led to the design and installation of the Hyatt filters 14 years after the dam was built. Although no longer functional today, these filters stand as testimony to an era when water delivery processes were more rudimentary.
Erected 2012 by East Bay Regional Park District.
Location. 37° 43.921′ N, 122° 7.791′ W. Marker is in San Leandro, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Estudillo Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1799 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro CA 94577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Lake Chabot Historical Walk (a few steps from this marker); Roots From Another Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to the Chinese Laborers (about 600 feet away); Filtration Basins (about 700 feet away); A Zoo, a Monkey, and a Mansion Here Too! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tunnel No. 1 Control Shaft (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yem-Po: Chinese Labor Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Taming the Waters’ Flow (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Leandro.
More about this marker. The one mile Lake Chabot Historical Walk begins at the parking lot at the end of Estudillo Avenue. This marker is about 100 yards from the beginning of the trail.
Categories. • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.