Leadership

Big Californian Water Scheme.

Issue 21 and Volume 44.

Big Californian Water Scheme. The San Francisco officials have had presented to them by Judge J. A. Waymire, of Alameda, Cal., a gigantic scheme for supplying the bay cities and intermediate points including Sacramento, with water, from lake Tahoe, the Truckee and North Fork of the American river. The plan is to divert water from the Truckee 4 miles below lake Tahoe, carrying it in a concrete canal to Squaw Creek valley, thence tunneling 5 1/2 miles through the mountains to Soda springs, at the head of the American river—an elevation of 6,100 ft.; thence by canal and pipe to the North Fork of the American and to Dutch ravine, near Newcastle. From that point the water would be piped 120 miles to the bay, under the Carquinez straits, to a distributing reservoir on the Oakland hills— making a gravity system throughout. At the same time it is figured that…

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