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
Alder Springs is located in California
Alder Springs
Alder Springs
Location in California
Alder Springs is located in the United States
Alder Springs
Alder Springs
Alder Springs (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°39′04″N 122°43′32″W / 39.65111°N 122.72556°W / 39.65111; -122.72556
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyGlenn County
Elevation4,455 ft (1,358 m)

Alder Springs (formerly, Oriental) is a set of springs and an unincorporated community in Glenn County, California.[1][2] It is located 10.5 miles (17 km) west-northwest of Elk Creek,[3] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

References[edit]

[4] [5]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alder Springs, Glenn County, California
  2. ^ Waring 1915, p. 359.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b "Valley View Conservation Camp #34". California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  5. ^ a b "GASB - Alder Springs, CA, USA". Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. Retrieved 2016-09-06.

Reference bibliography[edit]

  • Waring, Gerald Ashley (1915). Springs of California. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper. 338. U.S. Government Printing Office. doi:10.3133/wsp338.