TO TURN A VALLEY INTO A LAKE.
It is reported on what claims to be good authority at San Jose, Cal., that the Spring Valley Water company will soon undertake a work of gigantic proportions in the development of the natural water resources at the northern end of the county. It is said to he the intentions of the company to dam the outlet of the Arroya Honda and convert the entire Calaveras valley into a lake reservoir, wherein may he stored water sufficient to supply the needs of all the country surrounding San Francisco bay. The agents of the company have lately served notice upon all the tenants in the valley to vacate within sixty days. The Spring Valleys holdings in the valley and adjoining country amount to 1,904 acres. In order to guard against competition the company, it is said, has purchased outright the holdings of the syndicate which recently gained control of the Coyote watershed. Recently the company bought the De Saisset property in Sunol for $225,000. The Arroya Honda flows into Alameda creek and the Alameda traverses the Sunol Valley. The property at Dumbarton Point and Alviso have lately been taken at owners’ figures and the Spring Valley now appears to have absolute control of the situation.