delineates the fault to the north. Notice Crystal Springs Reservoir and San Andreas Lake, which are part of this well-defined valley. These reservoirs were built in the late 1800s to store water for San Francisco. Little did the engineers realize that the natural depressions that made this valley the perfect location to store water were created by
The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1,200 kilometers (750 mi) through California. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal). Crystal Springs Reservoir is a pair of artificial lakes located in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains of San Mateo County, California situated in the rift valley created by the San Andreas Fault just to the west of the cities of San Mateo and Hillsborough, and I-280. The lakes are part of the San Mateo Creek watershed.
along the fault. The San Andreas is the "master" fault of an intricate ·. Pacific Plate l'ntarcttlc Plate A simplified map of the Earth's crustal plates fault network that cuts through rocks of the California coastal region. The entire San Andreas fault system is more than 800 miles long and extends to depths of at Jul 18, 2010 · Fish caught in Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir were found to contain dangerously high levels of methyl mercury, a potent neurotoxin, in a recent study conducted by scientists with the San ...
The San Andreas Fault and the San Francisco Bay Area This image shows San Andreas Lake and Crystal Springs reservoir from the air, looking SouthEast from HERE. The highway paralleling the lakes to the left is Interstate 280, ``the most beautiful urban highway in the United States''. Nov 01, 2008 · Much of the length of the fault is lined by a distinct trough. This false-color NASA radar image shows a section of the fault west of San Francisco Bay; the Crystal Springs Reservoir fills the trough that marks the underlying fault.