Briggs Reservoir

Briggs Reservoir (HM15PE)

Location: Davis, CA 95616 Yolo County
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N 38° 31.909', W 121° 45.396'

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A relic of an early agricultural experiment - the first underground irrigation system in the Central Valley.

The structure was built by Davisville pioneer George Gregg Briggs to irrigate several hundred acres of orchards and vineyards.

By 1880 the system included ten miles of twelve-inch main line concrete pipe and 200 miles of distributing pipe, fed by water pumped with gasoline engines from the concrete reservoirs.

The pipes silted up and that system was abandoned by 1900, but the reservoir remained in use for agriculture and was a popular swimming hole for decades.
HM NumberHM15PE
Placed ByUC Davis Arboretum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 608376 N 4265556
Decimal Degrees38.53181667, -121.75660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.909', W 121° 45.396'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 54.54" N, 121° 45' 23.76" W
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Area Code(s)530, 707, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179-191 Old Davis Rd, Davis CA 95616, US
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