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Columbia Basin Reclamation Project

Columbia Basin Reclamation Project

hearings before the United States Senate Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, Seventieth Congress, first session, on Jan. 11, 13, 1928

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Irrigation laws -- Columbia River Watershed

  • About the Edition

    Considers (70) S. 1462

    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiv, 167 p
    Number of Pages167
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15296772M

    Enger did during the winter of run a set of levels from the river up to Grand Coulee and did take a look at the general situation. Records relating to bureau oversight and administration of Civilian Conservation Corps activities, The questions presented for our decision are whether the Districts had already done so by remittances under preexisting irrigation contracts with the Department of the Interior and, if not, whether the Commission acted arbitrarily in denying petitioners' requests for a waiver of the charges. Finding Aids: Edward E.

    The worker in the bauxite mines of Madagascar, the mechanic in a farm machinery factory in Illinois, the freight handler in a Michigan warehouse, the steelmill worker in Ohio, all find a reflection in their weekly paycheck of the expanded economy and purchasing power resulting from the Columbia Basin Project. Part of the dam had to be blown up and re-built to make way for the new generators. Material for this booklet has come from many sources. The economist and the community planner have learned a great deal from observing a wasteland turn into a prosperous farming area dotted with new and revitalized towns and cities. Before Kagele was born, around the time his great-grandfather homesteaded near Ritzville, a dream was hatched to remake central Washington, from a sparsely populated high desert to a green land filled with busy little farms called the Columbia Basin Project.

    Woods that at the moment he was a little bit busy but that there was a story which merited some study and suggested that Mr. Landis apparently had been discussing with Mr. The Government, however, reserved the right to build and operate hydroelectric facilities, and to retain the revenues from the use thereof and the disposal of energy derived therefrom. Development of a plan and agricultural lease for a potential quality hunting area in the Gloyd Seeps Unit.


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Columbia Basin Reclamation Project book

They have not been verified by HistoryLink. Senate, 68th Congress, 1st session Serial Set A few names have been mentioned in this short article. Senator Jones had, of course, heard of the Grand Coulee Dam proposal for irrigation of the Columbia Basin Project, but by reason of the many duties confronting him as one of the leaders in the Senate, he had not become as familiar with the idea as had Senator Dill.

Before D. That interpretation remains intact save only to the extent that the amendment may operate retroactively, a question we have no need to decide. But sure enough, he is — like his father before him, and his father before him and his father before him.

Speedboats glide through blue waters 20 feet above a bottom of wind-drifted sand dunes, and children splash and paddle where lizards used to play. Temporary measures The Columbia Basin Project irrigates aboutacres of land.

Among the project's installations are extensive irrigation works which are adaptable for use in connection with the generation of hydroelectric power. The Commission [ U. As the Commission described it, they provide [ ] no evidence or procedure enabling [us] to calculate a reasonable adjustment [ U.

There are Hungarian partridges in the lowlands, chukars in the scablands and rimrocks, and growing numbers of California and scaled quail, plus some sage hens to round out the bag. Construction history of closed basin division, San Luis Valley Colorado Project, 5, images.

The reservoir is 6 miles 9. A regular stop for the big geese on their way south in the fall and on their return trip in the spring, the area also attracts thousands of ducks during their annual migrations. Water for irrigation.

Matthews one afternoon and inquired a to the possibility of a story about the Ephrata area to be published in the Wenatchee Daily World. McIntyre had contracted to buy a large number of the odd numbered sections in that area from the Northern Pacific Railway Company and he formed a corporation known as the Co-operative Irrigation Company and assigned his land contract to that corporation.

It became a great community, county, state and Northwest Project and through the significant work of the people in the entire Northwest, the Project is no longer the dream of a few timid souls in Ephrata but it is a reality. It is not unusual to see 35, geese take off at one time from Brook Lake in the Stratford Game Reserve.

On opening day of fishing season, as many as 25, fishermen may turn out to try their luck in the lakes of the Columbia Basin Project area. North of Soap Lake is the 6-mile-long Lake Lenore.

He reported to the Commissioners and to the group in Ephrata that the proposition might have merit but it would require a great deal of engineering study and the costs would be beyond the financial ability of the County. Farm plots, at first restricted in size, became larger and soon became corporate agribusiness operations.

Farm unit plats of townships in federal irrigation project areas, 1, items.

Columbia basin project

Donaldson, and possibly there was present the Honorable Sam B. Wells were drying up, the aquifer was on the edge of extinction and construction on the Columbia Basin Project was unlikely to start again. The available materials show that the project started in with a series of investigations, estimates and research work that lasted into Series One contains records on committee activities, arranged alphabetically.§ Project authorized; laws applicable.

In addition to the primary purposes for which the Grand Coulee Dam project (hereafter to be known as the Columbia Basin project and herein called the "project") was authorized under the provisions of the Act of August 30, (49 Stat. ), the project is authorized and reauthorized as a project subject to the Reclamation Project Act of ; and.

The Columbia Basin Project (or CBP) in Central Washington, United States, is the irrigation network that the Grand Coulee Dam makes possible. It is the largest water reclamation project in the United States, supplying irrigation water to overacres (2, km 2) of the 1, acres (4, km 2) large project area, all of which was originally intended to be supplied and is still.

sylvaindez.com: photo Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia Basin reclamation project, Wash.: the s d4: Photographs: Photographs. The Columbia Basin Project was a vast effort of the United States government, authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act in and reauthorized by the Columbia Basin Project Act The Project aimed at transforming a vast area of dry, unproductive and thinly populated land in to a well-watered, highly productive and compactly populated region.

In an interview with NWPPA Executive Director Scott Corwin, Mainzer shares his perspective on a range of issues, from the value of investments in the grid to hydropower's competitive position in. Oct 28,  · Shortly after the publication of the “Munchausen” article by Rufus Woods in the Daily World on July 18,an engineer by the name of Ralston who had been employed by Washington Water Power Company, advocated a scheme of reclamation of the Columbia Basin Lands by bringing water from the Idaho lakes [and] which plan thereafter became referred to as the Pend Oreille or .