Mendenhall Springs, California

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Coordinates: 37°35′18″N121°38′52″W / 37.58833°N 121.64778°W / 37.58833; -121.64778

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Mendenhall Springs
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Mendenhall Springs
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Mendenhall Springs
Mendenhall Springs (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°35′18″N121°38′52″W / 37.58833°N 121.64778°W / 37.58833; -121.64778
Country United States
State California
County Alameda County
Elevation
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1,818 ft (554 m)

Mendenhall Springs is a set of springs that was turned into a resort in Alameda County, California. [2] It is located 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Livermore, [3] at an elevation of 1818 feet (554 m).

William M. Mendenhall established a health spa here in the 1870s, which by 1909 had accommodations for 75 people, from springs that had been diverted through tunnels originally bored for gold prospecting. [3]

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mendenhall Springs has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. [4]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mendenhall Springs, California
  2. Waring 1915, pp. 309310.
  3. 1 2 Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 662. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.
  4. Climate Summary for Mendenhall Springs, California

Reference bibliography

  • Waring, Gerald Ashley (1915). Springs of California. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper. 338. U.S. Government Printing Office. doi:10.3133/wsp338.