Sunday, June 22, 2008

the BIG lake

Lake Oroville in Northern California is huge. It has a surface area of 24 square miles and a shoreline of over 167 miles. It was created by damming the Feather River. This earthen dam is as about 800 feet high and over a mile across making it one of the largest dams in the world. Lake Oroville is part of the California water project which supplies water for agriculture to the Central Valley and also for the thirsty residents if arid Southern California.

I took these photos either at the lake or in the surrounding area which includes the town of Oroville, California.

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