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Pardee Dam, Mokulumne River, Valley Springs, Calaveras County, CA



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Mokulumne River, Valley%2BSprings%2Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-168
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N397).
Part of building/structure is in Buena Vista vicinity, Amador County, CA.
Significance: The Pardee Dam complex is a significant example of engineering and pubic works. Built between 1924-1930, it is significant for its role in the public works history of California, forming the linchpin of one of the great municipal water systems of the state. It is also an important example of the curved gravity concrete dam, and the work of a master designer, Arthur Powell Davis. Pardee Dam is comprised of five elements: the dam; South Spillway; Jackson Creek Spillway; powerhouse; and intake tower, all of which are recorded in this report.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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