Derby Dike

Derby Dike (HM762)

Location: San Diego, CA 92110 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 45.57', W 117° 11.772'

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Until 1853 the erratic San Diego River dumped tons of debris into the harbor or poured into False Bay, now Mission Bay. At times it threatened to destroy Old Town San Diego. Lieutenant George Horatio Derby, U.S. Topographical Corps, built a dike that diverted the waters into False Bay. This was the first effort to tame the river, and one of the first U.S. Government projects in California. The river was not fully harnessed until the 1950s.
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HM NumberHM762
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1990
Placed ByThe State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus (August 4, 1990)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 481622 N 3624642
Decimal Degrees32.75950000, -117.19620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.57', W 117° 11.772'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 34.20" N, 117° 11' 46.32" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4401-4449 Taylor St, San Diego CA 92110, US
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