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Geology of the Saint Francis dam site

Ransome, F. L. (1928) Geology of the Saint Francis dam site. Economic Geology, 23 (5). pp. 553-563. ISSN 0361-0128. doi:10.2113/gsecongeo.23.5.553.

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The St. Francis dam was situated in San Francisquito Canyon, about 45 miles north-northwest of Los Angeles and 9 miles north of Saugus. (See Fig. I). Its purpose was to form a storage reservoir into which surplus water was delivered from the Los Angeles aqueduct. The capacity of the reservoir was 38,000 acre-feet. About 9 miles below the dam San Francisquito Canyon opens into the broad fertile Santa Clara Valley which continues westward for 44 miles to the Pacific Ocean.

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