Calaveras Reservoir

Posted by: Aamir

Aug 31st, 2006 • Category: Eye CandyTags: , ,

This is the Calaveras Reservoir, located in the Santa Clara County. The reservoir has a capacity of 100,000 acre-feet (123,000,000 m³). Calaveras Dam, which creates the reservoir, used to be the largest earth fill dam in the world. It is 210 feet (64 m) tall and was completed in 1925. The city and county of San Francisco owns the dam and reservoir. This region is a geologically active area with the Calaveras Fault running below it and numerous mini quakes are reported everyday in and around this area.


Click picture to open in panoramic mode.

The Calaveras Valley is rich and diverse in wildlife. Some of the most common animals include deer, coyotes, squirrels, turkeys, vultures, red-winged blackbirds, yellow-billed magpies, red-tailed hawks, brewer’s blackbirds, purple martins, barn swallows, bullock’s orioles, and warblers. It is also abundant with farms having horses and cows.


    



Posted by: Aamir

Aug 31st, 2006 • Category: Eye CandyTags: , ,
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  1. Corinne
    August 31st, 2006 at 11:59:

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    What a stunning panorama, and such a tranquil outlook.

    Just out of interest, did you use a pano camera or crop the image?

  2. Gangadhar
    August 31st, 2006 at 12:45:

    2

    that’s a fantastic panoramic view of Calaveras Reservoir!!
    And wow..there’s a wide variety of wild life over there in the valley..

  3. samuru999
    August 31st, 2006 at 13:29:

    3

    Very Beautiful!
    Thanks Ari!
    Looking forward to more of this series!
    Take care!
    -Margie:)

  4. starry nights
    August 31st, 2006 at 15:55:

    4

    Thanks Ari..really pretty.Looking foward to seeing more pics.

  5. Robyn
    August 31st, 2006 at 17:24:

    5

    beautiful Ari. Almost looks like a painting. I’ll check back later to see the additional photos.

    Robyn

  6. samuru999
    August 31st, 2006 at 20:18:

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    Ari
    You are just so nice!!!
    I read what you said to Robyn about my blog!
    Thank you!
    I am having kind of a rotten day…
    so, it made me happy to see what you wrote!
    Take care!
    Here’s a BIG HUGGGGG!
    -Margie:)

  7. Rauf
    September 1st, 2006 at 03:28:

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    Very little foreground Aamir

  8. Keshi
    September 1st, 2006 at 04:40:

    8

    Ari thats such a beautiful, quiet and crisp place. Ur pics r always TOPS.

    Keshi.

  9. Ash
    September 1st, 2006 at 05:45:

    9

    Amazing!

  10. Lord Boo
    September 1st, 2006 at 08:07:

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    gorgeous pic, bro ! loved the blue. but thought it was a little too flat; i mean, i dunno if the panorama could be adjusted or if this is the default size. did you mean the pic to look tiny ? beautiful pic, anyway *hugs*

  11. dumbdodi
    September 1st, 2006 at 09:56:

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    BREATHTAKING….One word..just enough I hope :-)

  12. Nabeel
    September 1st, 2006 at 20:30:

    12

    the world’s largest dam is in China ‘Three Gorges’ and i think number 5 or so is Tarbela dam in Pakistan. What is an Earth Fill Dam?

    The panoramic picture is soo great .. the water looks soo blue (hence clean)

  13. priya
    September 2nd, 2006 at 05:57:

    13

    Never been to that place, but travelled towards north.
    Good shot buddy!!!

  14. White Forest
    September 2nd, 2006 at 18:24:

    14

    happy vacation :)




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