The Cedar Springs Dam

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Silverwood Lake was created in 1971 by the construction of the Cedar Springs Dam as a forebay on the 444-mile long California Aqueduct, consequently inundating the former town of Cedar Springs and has a capacity of 73,000 acre feet. The company employed 200 ton belly dumps that were freed up from another mammoth Morrison Knudsen dam project the WAC Bennett Dam in Northern B.C. It was an incredibly efficient use of resources and experience obtained from the earlier Canadian project.

At its peak the company had 700 pieces of equipment on the site.