POWER: Shasta Dam

Out of the tumbled mountains of Northern California, among which Mount Shasta's snowy crest is the noblest (14,161 ft.), rush three sturdy rivers—the Pit, the McCloud, the Sacramento—to unite under the latter's name in a deep valley just above Redding, Calif. Since 1866 engineers have dreamed of throwing up a dam below the rivers' confluence, to stabilize the water supply of the whole fertile Sacramento Valley. Besides irrigation and flood control, hydroelectric power would be a byproduct, perhaps making profitable the mining of iron ores now locked in the wild Siskiyou...

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