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Catalog number 1997.2.1597
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Date 1936
Description TITLE: As Waters Behind Dam Steadily Rise
Heavy rains during the past week have formed a giant lake behind the face of the Almaden dam and nearly submerged several houses near Twin Creeks Resort.
With rainwater pouring steadily into the lake, the water impounded is now 1,300 acre feet. Summer homes and cabins which formerly lined the creek banks are now under from 12 to 15 feet of water, many with just their roofs showing above the waterline.
Where a picnic ground once stood, nothing remains but floating tables and benches. On a tree trunk standing out in the water remains a sign which reads, "Tables: 50 Cents," the only sign of where the picnic grounds were.
The original road which once took numerous picnic parties to Cannon's Resort, Twin Creeks and other summer camps, is almost completely gone. A concrete bridge which once crossed the creek is now part of the creek itself with only the top of the side railing still showing. With the dam spillway completed late last night, however, there is no danger of impounding water rising to destroy the Twin Creeks resort.
The bridge which formerly crossed the creek at Cannon's Resort has floated far up the canyon and is now afloat near the Twin Creeks resort. Houses that have become flooded were recently vacated.

Photo Caption: Houses and barns are slowly being engulfed as water collects behind the Almaden dam. This building is two-thirds submerged. Lomar Engraving Service photo.

Cataloged by Boudreault, Art