Keswick Dam - Shasta County, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 40° 36.732 W 122° 26.752
10T E 546875 N 4495856
Quick Description: Keswick Dam divides Keswick Reservoir from the Sacramento River.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2015 9:45:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMNNJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

Keswick Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Sacramento River about 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Redding, California. Part of the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Valley Project, the dam is 157 feet (48 m) high and impounds the Keswick Reservoir, which has a capacity of 23,800 acre·ft (29,400,000 m3). Its powerplant has three turbines with a generating capacity of 117 megawatts (MW) uprated from its original 75 MW in 1992. The dam and reservoir serve as a forebay to regulate peaking power releases from the Shasta Dam upstream. The electrical substation at Keswick Dam distributes power not only from the Keswick powerplant but also from powerplants at Trinity Dam and Lewiston Dam, as well as the Judge Francis Carr Powerplant near Whiskeytown Lake and the Spring Creek Powerplant, located just northwest of Keswick Dam.

Waterway where the dam is located: Sacramento River

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 157 feet

Date built: 1/1/1941

Fishing Allowed: no

Motor Sports Allowed: no

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