Diamond Valley Lake and the Western Science Center
Hemet, California. We took a day to see some local sites. Diamond Valley Lake is the second largest lake in California. It was a valley that was turned into a large, dammed lake. This lake was made in the early 1990's as an emergency reservoir, in case of drought, earthquake, or terrorism. It is a backup water supply that is not currently used. It is a 21 mile drive around the lake. We started our visit at the visitors center, which is like a museum and information center in one. While making the reservoir, some of the largest Mastodon skeletons, ever found on earth were uncovered here. Also found are giant wild cat, sabertooth tigers, and a few dinosaurs.