Nimbus Dam (forebay) American River, Sacramento Co, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper
N 38° 38.105 W 121° 13.139
10S E 655015 N 4277787
Quick Description: Built in the fifties, this dam provides secondary generation of electrical power to the State grid. It is Dept of the Interior property.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2015 5:40:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMN8MJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Hazel Avenue bridge crosses the river just below the dam and est of the fish hatchery. There are 8 gates that control the water levels for fish spawning. Most power is generated at night which create changing water levels along the upper lake and downstream.
There are bicycle/ hiking trails along both sides of the river to the east. see Folsom Lake, State Recreation Area 95 miles of trails.
maps available at the kiosk $5.
It was part of the Central Valley Water Project.
Lake Nimbus has provided recreation and wildlife habitat opportunities, including sculling and kayaking. Many Canada geese are seen. It flows west from the city of Folsom about eight miles.
Southern Maidu indians (also Nisenan)once thrived here.
Waterway where the dam is located: on the American River below Folsom Dam at Hazel Avenue

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 50 to 60 feet

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Date built: Not listed

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sbcamper visited Nimbus Dam (forebay) American River, Sacramento Co, CA 1/27/2015 sbcamper visited it