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Butt Valley Dam, Butt Valley Reservoir Road, Caribou, Plumas County, CA



B&W Photos

HB166200
Looking South At Complex: Barn, North Front Of Gate Tender's House, Shed.

HB166201
Looking Southeast To Gate Tender's House, Barn In Distance, And Shed At Right.

HB166202
Overview Of Intake Tower, Tunnel No


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Location
Butt Valley Reservoir Road, Caribou vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-189
Significance: Butt Valley Dam was constructed during the development of North Fork Feather River hydroelectric power and was part of the overall system. The existing dam consists of the 1921 rock fill dam and the 1924 hydraulic-fill dam, connected by silt blankets laid in 1927. The 1924 dam was designed by Julius Howells, a key player in the development of the Great Western Power Company and of hydroelectricity in California. The dam has remained essentially unaltered since the 1927 connection.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING SOUTH AT COMPLEX: BARN, NORTH FRONT OF GATE TENDER'S HOUSE, SHED.
2. LOOKING SOUTHEAST TO GATE TENDER'S HOUSE, BARN IN DISTANCE, AND SHED AT RIGHT.
3. OVERVIEW OF INTAKE TOWER, TUNNEL NO. 2, AND BUTT VALLEY DAM AND RESERVOIR, FROM CENTER OF SECOND FLOOR PORCH.


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