Where in Three Rivers?

 

Before there was a Lake Kaweah, the Kaweah River flowed free and without obstruction. When Terminus Dam was built in 1962 to provide flood protection for downstream towns, the highway that paralleled the river went out of service and a new, wider highway was built on the hillside above the new lake. When the lake level drops at the end of summer (because the lake also supplies irrigation water for downstream users), the old highway and other roads make an appearance and are used today by walkers, runners, bicyclists, and horseback-riders. The roads are also a recreational resource for campers at the adjacent Horse Creek Campground, providing access for hiking, birding, dog-walking, and to the lakeshore.

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