Chabot Dam

Chabot Dam (HM1CZF)

Location: Castro Valley, CA 94546 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 43.794', W 122° 7.238'

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Chabot Dam, originally called San Leandro Dam, was built by Anthony Chabot who started Contra Coast Water Company in 1868. When artesian wells and Temescal and Sausal Creeks failed to bring Oakland and surrounding cities enough water he decided to dam San Leandro Creek. In 1874 some 800 Chinese laborers were imported to sluice in 682,000 cubic yards of earth fill. Wild horses brought from Oregon trampled successive layers of San Leandro Dam's clay center. The reservoir's water first flowed into pipelines in May 1876. The East Bay's first filter plant was added in 1890. In December 1928 East Bay Municipal Utility District acquired the facilities remaining them Chabot Dan Reservoir, and Filter Plant to honor the pioneer.
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An American Water Landmark
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HM NumberHM1CZF
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Placed ByEast Bay Municipal Utility District
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 577489 N 4176211
Decimal Degrees37.72990000, -122.12063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.794', W 122° 7.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 47.64" N, 122° 7' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)510, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 West Shore Trail, Castro Valley CA 94546, US
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