Excavation for Friant Dam and rerouting of the San Joaquin River Friant California

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Title

Excavation for Friant Dam and rerouting of the San Joaquin River Friant 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.

Description

Annotation on the back of the photo tells how the Friant Dam will sit "right in the V" where the earth has been removed. During construction of the Dam, powder charges helped remove over 1.2 million cubic yards of loose material during foundation excavation. The annotation also tells us the structure in the foreground "is diversion channel where the river will soon flow". On two occasions, first in 1940 and again in 1941, Bureau of Reclamation's engineers diverted the San Joaquin River to place the dam's concrete. The river's course was first channeled through a 36-foot timber flume in July 1940 allowing workers to excavate and pour concrete. In the spring of 1941, with the foundation in place, engineers again moved the "river in a box" so concreting could continue.

Source

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

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1940

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

frp0160

Coverage

ca 1940

Files

frp0160a.jpg

Citation

“Excavation for Friant Dam and rerouting of the San Joaquin River Friant California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed April 13, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1807.

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