Mathews Drop Dam – Caliente NV

Mathews Drop Dam

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed what is locally known as the “Mathews Drop structure” northeast of Caliente, Nevada. Its construction was meant to “stop gully erosion along the Meadow Valley Wash, slowing floodwaters and stopping head-cutting along a portion… read more

Moran State Park: General Development – Olga WA

Moran State Park: Mountain Lake - Olga WA

Moran State Park was created in 1921 when Robert Moran, shipbuilder and former mayor of Seattle, donated more than 2,700-acres to the state for a park. Like many state parks at the time, it was not well developed for public… read more