Proposed dam in Eshom Valley
A bit of historic trivia.
Back when The Army Corps of Engineers were surveying for Terminus Dam
they were also surveying Eshom Valley for a dam site. Since the North
Fork Kaweah had alot of power potential the plan was to dam up and
flood Eshom Valley with water diverted from the North Fork Kaweah via
a tunnel. The North Fork and Eshom Creek would have been dewatered
while generating power downstream somewhere, probably so far downstream
as to ruin the North Fork for boating. Other additional dam sites were
Dry Creek and the valley south of the Lemon Cove where water would
be diverted from the Main Kaweah to increase the storage capacity of
the Kaweah drainage.