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When water levels are sufficient to safely allow the production of a fireworks show at Don Pedro Lake, it is attended by thousands and always falls around the 4th of July. Be sure to check the news and events section of the website for its status and date if a show is to be held this year.
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.