Old Don Pedro Dam

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The old Don Pedro Dam still exists at Don Pedro Lake. Some 220’ under the water of a full lake, the old Don Pedro Dam is 1.5 miles upstream from the current dam’s location. Completed in 1923, it was, at the time, the world’s largest concrete gravity dam. The lake created by the old dam, with its storage capacity of 289.000 acre feet, was only 14% of the capacity of the current lake.
Numerous species of fish exist in Don Pedro Lake, including salmon! Kokanee, King and Silver salmon can be caught at the lake with the Kings reaching weights in excess of 10 lbs!