Southern California Edison Dam and Spillway
Kern River, North Fork
Tulare County

Kern River, North Fork at the Edison Spillway looking south

This dam and spillway is part of the Southern California Edison #3 Hydroelectric Powerhouse on the Kern River. Edison refers to the dam as the "Fairview Dam" since it is located on Mtn99 Road about 1.5 miles south of Fairview, home of McNally's Restaurant. From Edison:

Kern River 3 is part of SCE’s Eastern Hydro Division, incorporating hydro-generating plants in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, the southern Sierra mountains, and the Ontario, San Bernardino and Banning areas in the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains. Collectively, the power plants can generate more than 160 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 104,000 homes. Most have been in service since the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


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