Friant Dam as seen from Friant Bridge Jan 3 1942 Fresno California

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Title

Friant Dam as seen from Friant Bridge Jan 3 1942 Fresno California

Subject

Dams -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Flood control -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Irrigation -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Fresno County (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Friant Dam (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Millerton Lake (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

Friant Dam under construction on the San Joaquin River. The Friant Dam ground breaking was on November 5, 1939 with Secretary of the Interior, Harold Ickes, as guest speaker. Griffith Company and Bent Company of Los Angeles were awarded the Friant Dam contract and given 1200 days from October 1939 to finish the job. The final yard of concrete was placed on June 16, 1942 and the government classified the dam as ready for service in November 1942. This straight, concrete, gravity dam, became 315 feet high when completed and formed Millerton Lake as its reservoir. Millerton Lake first stored water on February 21, 1944, supplying irrigation water to farmers to the north and south as well as affording flood control for the lower San Joaquin River areas.

Source

1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1942

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0157

Coverage

ca 1942

Files

frp0157a.jpg

Citation

“Friant Dam as seen from Friant Bridge Jan 3 1942 Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 22, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1804.

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