Thursday, January 10, 2013

Picture of the Day - Rift Valley View

During a break in our journey to Santa Rosa, CA, for this weekend's Gem Faire we stopped at a roadside rest area along Interstate 280 just south of San Francisco and I had the opportunity to take a good look at Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir. It is formed by the damning of a rift valley of the San Andreas Fault. This reservoir has been the cistern for San Francisco's water needs since before the 1906 Earthquake & Fire when the pipes sending water from this reservoir to The City were severed leaving San Francisco high and dry. All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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