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Boat Launch at Castaic Reservoir
Castaic, California


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April 1972 — Boat launch at Castaic Reservoir had just been completed when this photograph was shot. It wasn't yet open to boaters.

Residents of the Newhall-Saugus Area (Santa Clarita Valley) voted April 24, 1962, to connect to the State Water Project, necessitating the formation of the Upper Santa Clara Valley Water Agency to wholesale the water to the local water retailers. The entity was renamed Castaic Lake Water Agency in 1970 as plans were in the works to build a reservoir to hold the water in Castaic. Construction on the dam started in 1967 and was completed in April 1972; The Castaic Reservoir, colloquially known as Castaic Lake — not to be confused with the original, natural Castaic (aka Castac) Lake in Lebec — opened for recreational use on Saturday, June 3, 1972.


LW2494: 19200 dpi jpeg from original photograph.
CASTAIC DAM & RESERVOIR; CLWA
("Castaic Lake")

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History of Santa Clarita Water Co./Division

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Dissolution of Santa Clarita Water Co.
10-25-2017

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Construction Starts 1966

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Construction 1967-70 x10

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Towner Mfg. Constrution Report 1969

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Castaic Lake: 50-Year Operating Agreement 1969

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Aerial 12/5/1970

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Boat Launch 1972

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Dorn at Afterbay Opening 1972

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Dorn-Haddad 1972

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CLWA Facility 1980

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"Dinocroc" 2004

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Huell Howser:
Groundwater Banking 2008

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Drought 2015

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Recycled Water Main Extension, Central Park, 12/13/2017


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Aqueduct Ruptures in AV, 1971

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