Shasta Dam


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Shasta Dam,

602 ft (183 m) high and 3,460 ft (1,055 m) long, on the Sacramento River, N Calif.; built 1938–45. One of the largest concrete dams in the world, it is a major unit in the Central Valley projectCentral Valley project,
central Calif., long-term general scheme for the utilization of the water of the Sacramento River basin in the north for the benefit of the farmlands of the San Joaquin Valley in the south, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1935.
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. The dam restores navigable depths to the Sacramento River, provides flood control, electric power, and irrigation and reclamation development. Its reservoir, Shasta Lake, 46 sq mi (119 sq km), is formed by the impounded waters of the Sacramento, Pit, and McCloud rivers. The lake is included in Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreational Area (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Another 68 miles or so up the Sacramento, their journey will be cut short by the 602-foot-high concrete behemoth that is the Shasta Dam. She's destined to die in the waters below the dam some time around June or July, as all winter-run Chinook have had to do for more than 70 years.
To date they have built 180 dams (including the Hoover Dam, the Klamath Project, the Shasta Dam and the Colorado River Aqueduct, which are particularly important to California).
Little now remains at Keswick or Coram, and Kennett lies deep beneath the waters of Shasta Lake, which inundated the site during the construction of Shasta Dam in 1941.
Regulators recommended increasing the amount of cold water stored at Shasta Dam, routing fish around a Red Bluff dam, closing "cross-channel" gates within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for longer periods and cutting water exports by 7 percent.
(13) At the heart of the story is the Shasta Dam in the central valley of California built in the 1940s.
* DID YOU KNOW: The 438-foot spillway at Shasta Dam is the tallest manmade waterfall in the world.
My department wrote rain insurance on western movies, an insufficiency of water policy for the Shasta Dam and some ill-fated contracts insuring drying raisins against rainfall.
Some of the major river improvements included the installation of a water-cooling facility at Shasta Dam, the cleanup of a polluted mine discharge, and the establishment of a stream-corridor program that protects the river's feeder creeks from siltation and warming.
When his consortium missed out on the contract for the Shasta Dam, Kaiser stunned his fellow contractors and angered the cement trust by obtaining a government contract to supply cement to Shasta, even though he did not even own a cement plant.
The valley is watered by the biggest and most reliable rivers in the state as they tumble out of the sodden Coast Ranges to the west and the storm-scraping Sierra Nevadas to the east: the Sacramento, winding down from Shasta Dam, mother dam of the U.S.