Ahhh, LAKEDONPEDRO.ORG PHASE II ….
WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW? and WHY?
HOME PAGE PHOTO: Lake McClure looking towards the San Joaquin Valley from Bear Valley Road in Mariposa County. A portion of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision is in the background. Perhaps a bit peculiar, I mean displaying an image of Lake McClure when the subdivision is actually named Lake Don Pedro, but it makes sense when you consider this is from where our LDPCSD pumps water for treatment and distribution.
Check out this poster furnished by the Merced Irrigation District (MID) depicting the Merced River’s birth from Merced Lake in Yosemite National Park, its flow west joined by both the South Fork (northeast of Briceburg) and the North Fork (east of Bagby), ultimately creating our beautiful Lake McClure thanks to the New Exchequer Dam. Then of course Lake McSwain (courtesy of McSwain Dam) and continuation of the Merced River while simultaneously creating approximately 793 miles of irrigation system. Absolutely amazing.
08172011/Video clips: Shot some (unfortunately poor quality) video of Lake McClure, McClure Dam/spillway, Lake McSwain, McSwain Dam, Hornitos Road Bridge and Merced River, Merced Falls “River’s Edge Fishing Access”, Henderson Park (Snelling), and Snelling Road Bridge. Thought it might compliment the MID poster of the Merced River’s travel from Yosemite National Park to Lake McClure and eventually “beneficial uses” throughout the area.
08182011: Added some video clips of the Merced River as it leaves Yosemite National Park in it’s journey to Lake McClure. This uploading and downloading stuff takes time so it will be a “work in progress” for a while.
NOTE: I find it helpful to start such videos then “pause” and get all the “buffering” out of the way so you can watch the whole thing without those repetitive and anonying stop and starts! Thanks for your patience.
TO BE CONTINUED……