The Story of Big Creek

Author: David H. Redinger

“Detailed history of a formidable project that even today, influences our Sierra enjoyment. This book goes into specifics concerning the who, why, and how these men built such an enormous and complex series of dams, railroads, access roads, to both capture hydroelectric power and provide water to the west. Known as the SoCal Edison Big Creek project, it details the creation of Shaver, Huntington and Florence Lakes as well as the Big Creek tunnel system. The finished Big Creek project left us with pass-crossing roads, campgrounds, and hiking trails to accessible lakes, as well as providing well-needed flood control for they valleys below. An amazing and inspiring story, nice picture account too… well worth the price, especially to anyone visiting the area.” – “markskor” from High Sierra Topix

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ironwood Pr; Revised edition (October 1998)
  • ISBN-10: 0962823686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962823688