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Florence Lake

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Florence Lake is a manmade lake on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River, in Fresno County, California in the United States, created by a 171-foot (52m) high dam was designed by John S. Eastwood and completed in 1926 (two years after Eastwood's death) as part of the Big Creek Hydroelectric Project, an extensive hydroelectric system in the central Sierra Nevada mountains. It provides for water diversion to Huntington Lake.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Richard Gardner planned and is executing the unique Sierra Nevada Open Water 4 MS, a high-altitude swim and multiple sclerosis campaign in Shaver Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The Sierra Nevada Open Water 4 MS includes lake swims in Shaver Lake, June Lake, Lake Mary, Twin Lakes, Gull Lake, Lake Sabrina, Tenaya Lake, Lake Edison, Huntington Lake, Florence Lake, and Bass Lake in 2017-2018.

Sierra Nevada[edit]

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Basin and Range Province. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica.

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