New Melones Lake, California - Wood Laser Cut Map
This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of New Melones Lake in Calavares and Tuolumne Counties, California with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Reservoir development began in the 1840’s when miners arrived, scouring the Stanislaus River for gold.
Melones Dam completed in 1926.
Surface Area: 12,500 Acres
You can choose the stand out map which is mounted onto a tranquil blue back with a key hole cut on the back, ready to hang.
Available in three sizes:
Small stand out 13"x16"
Standard Stand out 15"x23"
Large Stand out 19"x32"
Or a framed map, our classic solid wood English chestnut stained frame gives it the classic look, also available in three sizes;
Small 14”x18” map
Standard 18”x27” map
Large 37”x24” map
Interesting factoid: The New Melones Project was authorized in 1944 to create a much larger reservoir and to establish a new hydroelectric plant. It would also be specifically designed to prevent floods.
It was a controversial project. The dam's opponents argued that its presence would inundate the river valley, eliminate the natural whitewater rapids, flood many of the massive unique limestone cave formations characteristic of the area, and destroy archaeological resources found along the river. Upon the dam's completion, the valley filled with water, covering the old mining town of Melones and the original Melones Dam. (Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).
All maps include special points of interest laser engraved into the map face and come with a beautiful blue self-adhesive Swarovski Crystal to mark your preferred location on the map (see sample picture).
Each map is a beautiful artistic handcrafted work of art using the finest woods with special attention to every detail. Due to the natural variation in wood grain, each map will vary slightly in finish and color, some come to us all blonde and some has beautiful variances, making each one unique and one-of-a-kind. If you would prefer lighter or darker don't hesitate to ask. (Photo shown is our showroom display. Your map will be very close to this, but wood grain, knots, and final finish color may be slightly different.) Birch is our wood of preference.
Once the map is cut and engraved we hand sand multiple times, assemble and clear coat them for a lustrous wood shine. We believe that this personal attention each and every item receives makes each wooden item a unique work of art.
Made in the USA by American workers in an American owned business.
Please note on smaller maps (13 x 16 and 14 x 17 framed) it may be hard to read road names and if the lake has islands they will not be included.
First Item: $ 11.50
Additional Items: $ 11.50
We take great pride in our work and guarantee you will be satisfied. We will gladly replace any of our items or refund your money if not completely happy. Please return item within two weeks. If an item is presented as a gift exceptions will be made.
Custom orders will be replaced if damaged during shipping or if we made a mistake.
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