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Storage of Water on the Kings River

Scientific American | March 22, 1902
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Kings River drains the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in Fresno County, California. from Mount Whitney on the south to Mount Goddard on the north. Fully 80 per cent of the drainage basin is now included within the boundaries of the Sierra Forest Reserve, a matter of prime importance to the irrigated lands below, for it means the conservation of the stream. The river debouches from its mountain drainage basin upon the plains of Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties, sometimes spoken of as the Kings River delta, which are near the geographic center of the State, and pre sent great variety of climate and soil.

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Kings River drains the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in Fresno County, California. from Mount Whitney on the south to Mount Goddard on the north. Fully 80 per cent of the drainage basin is now included within the boundaries of the Sierra Forest Reserve, a matter of prime importance to the irrigated lands below, for it means the conservation of the stream. The river debouches from its mountain drainage basin upon the plains of Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties, sometimes spoken of as the Kings River delta, which are near the geographic center of the State, and pre sent great variety of climate and soil.

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Central Valley, irrigation, storage