Old Mission Dam
Old Mission Dam
Old Mission Dam in 2008
|Location||Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, California|
|Area||0.3 acres (0.12 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||66000225|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||May 21, 1963|
|Designated CHISL||December 6, 1932|
|Designated SDHL||February 1, 1968|
The Old Mission Dam, located in San Diego, California was the first major irrigation project on the Pacific coast of the United States. Located along the San Diego River, the stone and cement dam is 220 ft long (67 m), 13 ft wide (4.0 m) at its base and 12 ft high (3.7 m). Water was released for a sawmill and irrigation at the Mission San Diego de Alcalá, 5 miles (8.0 km) away.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Mission Dam". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "Historical Landmarks Designated by the San Diego Historical Resources Board" (PDF). City of San Diego.
- NHL Summary
- "History". San Diego County Water Authority. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- Snell, Charles; Patricia Heintzelman (1964). "Old Mission Dam" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- "Old Mission Dam" (pdf). Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
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