Water Intake on Sacramento River at Knights Landing, CA.
Abandoned water Intake on Sacramento River at Knights Landing, CA. (Click on photo for larger view)
The Sacramento River is rather narrow at Knights Landing, and the draw bridge (just downstream in this photo) that once made way for large cargo vessels is still an attraction with its antiquated control room filled with venerable equipment and seasoned electronics that looks like it might still be functional. To me, this antique structure gives the impression of an abandoned lighthouse standing sentry over time.[Click on the photo for a larger view]
This is the first of six standalone photos I will be posting from a journey in February, 2011.
From a satellite view, the Sacramento (on the north)/San Joaquin (on the south) Valley looks like an elongated soup tureen, with its pouring lip centered at the San Francisco Bay, dressed by the Golden Gate Bridge. Sacramento, the state capitol, is almost dead center.