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Water in the Presidio

Unfinished History

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Mountain Lake in the Presidio, c. 1890.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

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Mountain Lake, 1941.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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Lobos Creek, seen here in 1958, which drains to Baker Beach, is one of only two creeks that still run above ground in San Francisco. It provides 4 million gallons a day of fresh water to the Presidio.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA


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