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Pardee Dam Lake and Spillway

2011.06.26
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Sorry about the power lines ... hard to capture without.
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Pardee Dam is a 345 foot-high structure across the Mokelumne River which marks the boundary between Amador and Calaveras Counties, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada approximately about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Stockton.

The impounded water forms Pardee Reservoir, the primary source of water for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The reservoir normally covers 3 sq mi (7.8 km2) with a 215,000 acre·ft (265,000 dam³) capacity. The water is transported from Pardee Reservoir across the Central Valley via three large steel pipe aqueducts to several storage reservoirs located in the hills east of San Francisco Bay which supply drinking water to the East Bay region. The water is also used to generate electric power and for recreation.

Info thanks to Wikipedia
19 Comments
carissamarie That is amazing. Love the first 2 shots!
carissamarie · 2011-06-26: 11:09
Annbramwell It is certainly an impressive structure, the first three are awesome!
Annbramwell · 2011-06-26: 11:35
EvaLizette Wow thats huge !!I love the action in the two first and the peaceful water in the others :) Great shots !
EvaLizette · 2011-06-26: 11:38
darfoster Very nice shots!
darfoster · 2011-06-26: 11:38
davidcardona Great!
davidcardona · 2011-06-26: 11:38
mallusatish Amazing shot # 2 and 6 are very nice to me~!~
mallusatish · 2011-06-26: 12:10
Keryl Wonderful shots- love the blue of the water!
Keryl · 2011-06-26: 13:52
mariadamaris Great post of a great place.
mariadamaris · 2011-06-26: 14:58
lookwhatisaw The "flat" water lools like the scales on a fish. Really nice!
lookwhatisaw · 2011-06-26: 15:26
joycephotography Great shots.
joycephotography · 2011-06-26: 15:36
Lukie2011 Nice!!
Lukie2011 · 2011-06-26: 15:38
SADHYA Interesting to see the patterns the water makes before it goes over the edge.
Good report.
SADHYA · 2011-06-26: 16:37
armando great!
armando · 2011-06-26: 17:17
liveandletlive Very cool set Patricia! Dang power lines. I have that problem with a couple of landmarks around here too.
liveandletlive · 2011-06-26: 19:37
mystic1 WOw awesome captures
mystic1 · 2011-06-27: 00:48
Shaparak wonderful!
Shaparak · 2011-06-27: 10:04
honzicek Well done!
honzicek · 2011-06-27: 10:18
karmankwarner Beautiful Captures. Love the spillway shots.
karmankwarner · 2011-06-27: 10:32
lyricalthoughts great captures...love the peacefulness
lyricalthoughts · 2011-06-28: 05:06
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