Central Valley Project

Central Valley Project (HM171T)

Location: West Point, CA 10996 Shasta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.03', W 122° 32.13'

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On September 28, 1963, less than two months before his assassination, President John F. Kennedy made his last official visit to California to dedicate Whiskeytown Dam. The dedication completed the Central Valley Project, a 500-mile-long water diversion system, initiating a new era of growth in California. Water from northern California is diverted to the drier Central Valley, allowing some of the world's most productive agricultural regions to thrive.

During the ceremony, President Kennedy recognized great conservationists of the past and expressed the need to utilize our precious resources wisely for the future. He spoke of his pride in the Central Valley Project and praised the completion of Whiskeytown Dam. Excerpts of the President's speech can be heard at the John F. Kennedy Memorial located behind you.

Other benefits from the Central Valley Project include hydroelectric power generation, flood protection, and countless recreational opportunities.
HM NumberHM171T
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 539300 N 4494513
Decimal Degrees40.60050000, -122.53550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.03', W 122° 32.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 1.80" N, 122° 32' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 525-537 S Shore Dr, West Point CA 10996, US
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