Item #2891 Report on the Development of Storage on Santiago Creek. California, Water.
Report on the Development of Storage on Santiago Creek
Report on the Development of Storage on Santiago Creek
Report on the Development of Storage on Santiago Creek

Report on the Development of Storage on Santiago Creek

[Los Angeles]: Howells & Howells, Engineers, 1925. iv,120pp., plus twenty-two blueline plates and three large folding maps. Typescript copy bound into limp imitation leather covers, front cover gilt lettered, paper spine label. Light wear at edges. Even tanning and scattered light foxing. Very good. Item #2891

An extensive and significant mid-1920s report on water supply and storage on Santiago Creek in the Santa Ana Mountains, east of Orange, California. The report and its recommendations led to the construction of Santiago Dam, completed in 1931, and the resulting creation of Lake Irvine, which provides water to Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, and Irvine. The study, conducted by Los Angeles engineering firms Howells & Howells, considers several proposals for the dam site and its construction. In total, the report contains five sections that analyze the available supply from the watershed, various sites for the dam, locations for the creation of the reservoir, potential structures for the construction of the dam, and a comparison of costs for several resulting permutations of potential project plans. The twenty-two plates show the distribution of rainfall, capacity of natural reservoirs, six potential dam and reservoir plans, and more, while the three large folding maps at the provide overviews of the area and possible project sites. We locate no other copies of this typed report that heralded the initiation of an important Orange County water project.

Price: $2,000.00

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