Learn More About the Stanislaus River

The Stanislaus River was a remarkable and unique place in the West – one that catalyzed major, innovative campaigns in the 1970s and 1980s to save it from being flooded by the New Melones Dam. Despite this outpouring of support, the waters of the dam flooded the river in the early 1980s, destroying one of the most popular recreation resources in the U.S. and an ecological treasure. But the story of the Stanislaus and what came out of the campaigns lives beyond the devastation wrought by the reservoir. You can find some of the most iconic images and documents by choosing the Keyword “Special Portfolio” in Advanced Search.

We’ve got great resources for you to Learn More about the amazing Stanislaus River and its story:

And, coming soon – Stories from their hearts, what people have to save about the Stanislaus River story.

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