Mendenhall Springs, California

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Coordinates: 37°35′18″N 121°38′52″W / 37.58833°N 121.64778°W / 37.58833; -121.64778

Mendenhall Springs
Mendenhall Springs is located in California
Mendenhall Springs
Mendenhall Springs
Location in California
Mendenhall Springs is located in the United States
Mendenhall Springs
Mendenhall Springs
Mendenhall Springs (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°35′18″N 121°38′52″W / 37.58833°N 121.64778°W / 37.58833; -121.64778
CountryUnited States
CountyAlameda County
Elevation1,818 ft (554 m)

Mendenhall Springs is a set of springs that was turned into a resort in Alameda County, California.[2] It is located 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Livermore,[3] at an elevation of 1818 feet (554 m).

William M. Mendenhall established a health spa here in the 1870s, which by 1909 had accommodations for 75 people, from springs that had been diverted through tunnels originally bored for gold prospecting.[3]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mendenhall Springs has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mendenhall Springs, California
  2. ^ Waring 1915, pp. 309–310.
  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. 662. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Mendenhall Springs, California

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.

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