Alder Springs, Glenn County, California

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Coordinates: 39°39′04″N 122°43′32″W / 39.65111°N 122.72556°W / 39.65111; -122.72556

Alder Springs
Unincorporated community
Alder Springs is located in California
Alder Springs
Alder Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°39′04″N 122°43′32″W / 39.65111°N 122.72556°W / 39.65111; -122.72556
Country United States
State California
County Glenn County
Elevation[1] 4,455 ft (1,358 m)

Alder Springs (formerly, Oriental) is an unincorporated community in Glenn County, California.[1] It is located 10.5 miles (17 km) west-northwest of Elk Creek,[2] at an elevation of 4455 feet (1358 m).[1]

The Oriental post office opened in 1888, changed its name to Alder Springs in 1917, and closed for good in 1940.[2]

Alder Springs is the location of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Valley View Conservation Camp. This fire camp of approximately 115 inmates operates under a joint agreement of the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.[3]

The Berkeley Seismology Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley has strong motion sensor for detecting seismic activity here in addition to a short period sensor operated by the California Department of Water Resources. There is also a nearby National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather station.[4]

References[edit]

[1] [3] [4]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alder Springs, Glenn County, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 184. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Conservation_Camps/Camps/Valley_View/index.html
  4. ^ a b http://seismo.berkeley.edu/bdsn/station_book/gasb.html