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Image 1. The Friant Dam, on the San Joaquin River in
the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California.

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Image 2. The Friant Dam, on the San Joaquin River in
the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California.


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Image 3. Pine Flat Reservoir in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California
in April, 2014, a drought year.


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Image 4. Pine Flat Reservoir in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California
in April, 2014, a drought year.


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Image 5. The California Aquaduct on the west side of the Central Valley.

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Image 6. Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a man-made lake in Yosemite National Park, with black bears. The gray color of the cliffs is mostly due to lichens growing there, and the "bathtub ring" above the water shows where the lichens don't grow. Hetchy Hetchy Valley used to be comparable to Yosemite Valley in beauty
until they damned it.


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Image 7. The John E. Bryson Powerhouse in the central Sierra Nevada
with water pipes climbing the mountainside.


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