Detroit Dam

The Detroit and Big Cliff Dams

The decade of the 1930’s was an era of large gov­ern­ment build­ing projects.  Many under­tak­en to counter the eco­nom­ic hard­ships of the Great Depres­sion.  The 1930’s also saw the pop­u­la­tion and indus­tri­al devel­op­ment in the North San­ti­am Canyon final­ly reach lev­els that would eco­nom­i­cal­ly jus­ti­fy a flood con­trol project.  So the Detroit Dam com­plex, which includes…
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