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Van Arsdale Dam, South Fork of Eel River, Ukiah, Mendocino County, CA



B&W Photos

HB127893
Overall View Showing Face Of Concrete Gravity Dam And Fish Ladder, Looking Southwest (upstream) From Snore Opposite Fish Ladder

HB127894
View Of Concrete Gravity Dam, Wing-wall, And Earth Fill Dam, Looking East From Ledge Directly Above Dam

HB127895
View Of Concrete Gravity Dam Face, With Outlet Pipe In Foreground, Looking Southwest From Shore Opposite Fish Ladder

HB127896
Detail View Of Middle Portion Of Fish Ladder, Downstream Of Fish Egg Collecting Station, Looking South (upstream)

HB127897
Detail View Of Lower Portion Of Fish Ladder With Dam In Background, Looking South (upstream)

HB127898
View Of Lower Mouth Of Fish Ladder With Dam In Background, Looking South (upstream)

HB127899
Detail View Of Lower Mouth Of Fish Ladder At Rock Outcropping, Showing Natural Carved Rock Pools, Upper Portion Of Fish Ladder Visible In Distance, Looking Southwest (upstream)

HB127900
Detail View Of Face Of Concrete Gravity Dam From Rock Outcropping, Shown At Medium Water Flow, Looking South

HB127901
View Of Lower Mouth Of Fish Ladder, Looking North (downstream) From Concrete Gravity Dam

HB127902
View Of Wing-wall, Rock Outcropping And Concrete Gravity Dam, Shown At Minimum Water Flow, Looking Southeast (upstream)

HB127903
View Of Hock Outcropping, Concrete Gravity Dam Face And Lake With Tunnel Inlet Structure In Distance, Shown At Minimum Water Flow, Looking Southeast (upstream)

HB127904
Detail View Of Stepped Concrete Gravity Dam Face And Rock Outcropping, With Lake In Background, Shown At Minimum Water Flow, Looking Southeast (upstream)


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Item Title


Location
South Fork of Eel River, Ukiah vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-53
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-15).
Building/structure dates: 1907 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: The Van Arsdale Dam is the oldest combined concrete gravity and earth filled dam in California. This specific type of dam is rare in both California and the United States. Its unusual design makes it distinctive of a type, period, and method and construction. The dam is apparently eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Related Names
Arsdale, W. W.
Duryea, Edwin
Scott, George W.
Eel River Power & Irrigation Company
Snow Mountain Water & Power Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW SHOWING FACE OF CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM AND FISH LADDER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST (UPSTREAM) FROM SNORE OPPOSITE FISH LADDER
2. VIEW OF CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM, WING-WALL, AND EARTH FILL DAM, LOOKING EAST FROM LEDGE DIRECTLY ABOVE DAM
3. VIEW OF CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM FACE, WITH OUTLET PIPE IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM SHORE OPPOSITE FISH LADDER
4. DETAIL VIEW OF MIDDLE PORTION OF FISH LADDER, DOWNSTREAM OF FISH EGG COLLECTING STATION, LOOKING SOUTH (UPSTREAM)
5. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER PORTION OF FISH LADDER WITH DAM IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING SOUTH (UPSTREAM)
6. VIEW OF LOWER MOUTH OF FISH LADDER WITH DAM IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING SOUTH (UPSTREAM)
7. DETAIL VIEW OF LOWER MOUTH OF FISH LADDER AT ROCK OUTCROPPING, SHOWING NATURAL CARVED ROCK POOLS, UPPER PORTION OF FISH LADDER VISIBLE IN DISTANCE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST (UPSTREAM)
8. DETAIL VIEW OF FACE OF CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM FROM ROCK OUTCROPPING, SHOWN AT MEDIUM WATER FLOW, LOOKING SOUTH
9. VIEW OF LOWER MOUTH OF FISH LADDER, LOOKING NORTH (DOWNSTREAM) FROM CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM
10. VIEW OF WING-WALL, ROCK OUTCROPPING AND CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM, SHOWN AT MINIMUM WATER FLOW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (UPSTREAM)
11. VIEW OF HOCK OUTCROPPING, CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM FACE AND LAKE WITH TUNNEL INLET STRUCTURE IN DISTANCE, SHOWN AT MINIMUM WATER FLOW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (UPSTREAM)
12. DETAIL VIEW OF STEPPED CONCRETE GRAVITY DAM FACE AND ROCK OUTCROPPING, WITH LAKE IN BACKGROUND, SHOWN AT MINIMUM WATER FLOW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (UPSTREAM)


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