Dam across Colorado River, Yuma County, Ariz.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation

Publisher: [s.n.] in Washington

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  • Reservoirs,
  • Arizona

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Other titlesDam across Colorado River near Parker, Arizona
SeriesS.rp.1233
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination2 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16110165M

  Shrinking Colorado River is a growing concern for Yuma farmers &#; and millions of water users The Colorado River irrigates fields near Yuma, Ariz. (William Yardley/Los Angeles Times). Yuma County takes its recreational activities very seriously. Most of the activity is centered on the river, where water sports, fishing and wildlife viewing prevail. Day trips into Mexico to shop and dine are very popular. The Yuma Parks and Recreation department offers kayak and canoe trips along the Colorado River. Take 4th Avenue across Colorado River, turn right on S and follow signs for Imperial Dam; the date gardens are on west side of road. Martha's Gardens Date Farm Avenue /4 E Yuma, AZ () E. County 13th St. Yuma, Arizona () Colorado River Citizens Forum Yuma County Development Services, Aldrich Hall Yuma, Arizona J *Tentative Meeting Notes Constructed in , Morelos Dam spans feet across the Colorado River; it has 20 river gates. 12 of the intake gates divert the water into Mexico for their use.

- Explore Geri Robbins's board "Yuma Arizona", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about yuma arizona, yuma, arizona pins.   Rafting the Colorado River in its delta, about 10 miles downstream of Morelos Dam, Ma about AM, after water releases from the dam into the river. Karl Flessa / Univeristy of Arizona. The cheapest way to get from Fontana to San Luis costs only $26, and the quickest way takes just 3 hours. Find the travel option that best suits you. Yuma County is the third largest agricultural county, with about 18% of the total acreage in the state. Water for irrigation in the Phoenix area is obtained from storage reservoirs behind Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River, from Horseshoe Dam and Bartlett Dam on the Verde, Carl Pleasant Dam on the Agua Fria, and Coolidge Dam on the Gila River.

#21 Imperial Dam Dam Updated: The Imperial Diversion Dam is a concrete slab and buttress, ogee weir structure across the California/Arizona border, 18 mi northeast of Yuma. Completed in , the dam retains the waters of the Colorado River into the Imperial Reservoir before desilting and diversion into the All-American Canal, the. Fishers Landing is a lake located in Yuma County on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. Followers 31 The Imperial Oasis Reservoir is an artificial lake formed by the construction of the Imperial Diversion Dam across the Colorado River in the Lower Colorado River Valley of Imperial County, California, Followers 26 Catches 0. Yuma is in a special position, as it receives its water almost exclusively from the Colorado River, which can be a benefit and a challenge. The river has been overburdened in the last couple of decades, and water rights have become more competitive. #41 Fort Yuma Military Structure Updated: Fort Yuma was a fort in California located in Imperial County, across the Colorado River from Yuma, Arizona. It was on the Butterfield Overland Mail route from until and was abandoned , and transferred to .

Dam across Colorado River, Yuma County, Ariz. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation Download PDF EPUB FB2

Dam across Colorado River, Yuma County, Ariz [electronic resource]. Corporate Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation Additional Titles: Dam across Colorado River near Parker, Arizona Published: Washington:. The Imperial Diversion Dam (National ID # CA) is a concrete slab and buttress, ogee weir structure across the California/Arizona border, 18 miles (29 km) northeast of ted inthe dam retains the waters of the Colorado River into the Imperial Reservoir before desilting and diversion into the All-American Canal, the Gila River, and the Yuma Project on: Lower Colorado River Valley, Imperial.

Close-up of Laguna Dam, on the Colorado River 13 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona. Bureau of Reclamation. From its headwaters high in Rocky Mountain National Park to its mouth in Ariz. book Gulf of California, the Colorado River cuts through 1, miles of mountains and valleys, forest and desert.

Scope/Content: A potential dam site near at Yuma, Arizona on the Colorado River; this photograph forms a panorama with WRCA LIPP Item#Technique: Scanned using a Sinar x view camera with Schneider APO-Componon mm lens and Better Light Super 8K-2 digital scanning camera insert, 8-bit RGB at ppi.

USGS COLORADO RIVER BELOW PARKER DAM, AZ-CA. This station managed by the Yuma Field Office; USGS AZ-WSC. Available Parameters Available Period; All 3 Available Parameters for this site: Discharge [Historic 10/ to 09/] Arizona Water Data Support Team. The Yuma Project is a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project built to irrigate o acres ( km 2) of land in Yuma County, Arizona and parts of Imperial County, project is designed to exploit year-round farming conditions and water from the Colorado consists of the Laguna Diversion Dam, pumping plants, a power plant, a mile (85 km) system of canals, miles.

Yuma Project to exploit water from "America's Nile," the Colorado River.2 Reclamation and the Yuma County Water Users' Association hoped to turn the harsh desert into a lush, green oasis of ripening crops, and a Shangri-la for its human inhabitants.

Throughout the project's construction and settlement, Mother Nature refused to conform to men's. The Colorado River stretches 22 miles down stream from the Morales dam (mile 22) along the Arizona border with Mexico to San Luis AZ (mile 0).

Continue 1/3 mile to primitive boat launch on East bank. This area is known as the Morales Dredge Launch and is a popular with.

Made Martinez Lake and found the absolute best campground so far. $3 for a shady level campsite. Hot showers cost 25 cents. A real oasis.

Tomorrow paddle the 6 miles to Imperial Dam, portage Imperial and Laguna Dams and get ready for the last 15 or so miles to Yuma. Day Dam across Colorado River Martinez Lake to Laguna Dam Launched at first light to a calm river. Reflecting the town's new importance, the U.S.

Army in established Fort Yuma on Indian Hill, overlooking the strategic crossing from across the river.

And inthe Gadsden Purchase was ratified, finally making the portion of Arizona south of the Gila River - and the Colorado City town site - part of the United States.

THE STERN-WHEELER COCHAN, COLORADO RIVER, YUMA AZ, CIRCA HOOVER DAM, PARKER DAM, IMPERIAL DAM, ET AL. Construction of Hoover Dam began in and officially dedicated by President Franklin D.

Roosevelt on Septem The County Of Riverside has placed four county parks along the Colorado River in the Palo Verde Valley. Most offer launch ramps, drinking water, restrooms, and BBQs.

Blythe is located on the California-Arizona border where Interstate 10 crosses the Colorado River. This dam, currently operated by Imperial Irrigation District, diverts water from the Colorado River into the All American Canal in California and the Gila Gravity Main Canal in Arizona.

Laguna Dam, currently operated by Imperial Irrigation District, was constructed in under the Yuma Project to divert water to farmlands in the Yuma area. The proving ground is spread across 3,km2 in the Sonoran Desert. Imperial National Wildlife Refuge was established in to protect wetlands along the Colorado River.

acre refuge protects 30 miles of wildlife habitat along the lower Colorado River. InImperial Dam was completed on the river north of Yuma, Arizona. InJoe bought an interest in a ferryboat business shepherding passengers and freight across the Colorado River from the small community of Parker, Arizona, population   Glen Canyon Dam.

Glen Canyon Dam is an arched dam which is situated on the Colorado River in the northern parts of Arizona next to Page town.

The ft dam was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation from tocreating. In the region was partly devastated by a flood. The settlement on the east bank of the river, called Colorado City, Arizona City, and finally Yuma, began to prosper inand in the county seat was moved there from La Paz, 75 miles up the river.

The Reclamation Service began building the first dam and canal system on the Colorado River in the early s. Taming and marshalling the river's water to inhibit flooding and to irrigate the rich agricultural lands of the Yuma area has transformed Yuma into the "Winter Fresh Vegetable Capital of the United States" -- a multibilliondollar.

This is a list of dams on the Colorado River system of the southwestern United States and northwestern Colorado runs 1, mi (2, km) from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, draining parts of seven U.S. states and two Mexican river system is one of the most heavily developed in the world, with fifteen dams on the main stem of the Colorado and hundreds more.

But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley and set the table for large-scale farming in southwest Arizona.

Imperial Oasis Reservoir Yuma - Arizona catches; 26 followers; 1 spots; The Imperial Oasis Reservoir is an artificial lake formed by the construction of the Imperial Diversion Dam across the Colorado River in the Lower Colorado River Valley of Imperial County, California, and Yuma County.

After World War II, tourists, sportsmen, and winter residents also became attracted to the smooth waters behind Headgate Rock Dam. Ina highway bridge was completed across the Colorado River connecting Arizona to California, thus ending the ferry service that had been in operation for 27 years by Joe Bush and his wife, Nellie T.

But the very first dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam, completed in It diverted water to farm fields in the Yuma Valley and set the table for large-scale farming in southwest Arizona.

As the river continued to flow, Pitt stepped into a raft by the dam in the town of Los Algodones and floated 24 miles downstream to the bridge in San Luis Río Colorado. Hoover Dam Mercantile Store at Hoover Dam () ; Colorado River Museum, High Bullhead City, Arizona in Arizona at: Yuma County Historical Society bookstore, Madison Avenue, Yuma, Arizona () Judith Irons can be reached via email at [email protected] or using the "Contact" tab above.

**Retail Outlets. The dams on the Colorado River, going downstream, are the Glen Canyon Dam, Hoover Dam, Davis Dam, Parker Dam, Imperial Dam, Laguna Dam, and the Morelos Dam.

Gila River. The Gila River is miles (1, km) long, and extends from southwestern New Mexico to its confluence with the Colorado River near Yuma. While the upper Gila River is free. Fishing Arizona & The Colorado River If you allow your state or your country to legislate away any rights you give them the ability to legislate away all of them.

Useful Fishing Tips and Articles. On this date inconstruction began on the Glen Canyon Dam, a structure feet ( meters) above the bed of the Colorado River, feet ( meters) long at the crest and containing a lake of over 28 million acre-feet of water which would extend miles ( kilometers) behind the dam.

Friday, Oct. Bythe diminishing prospects of the mines forced the miners and their families to return to Yuma, signalling the end of Hedges/Tumco as a community. Yuma Crossing. Yuma Crossing is a site in Arizona and California that is significant for its association with transportation and communication across the Colorado River.

Reflecting the town’s new importance, the U.S. Army in established Fort Yuma on Indian Hill, overlooking the strategic crossing from across the river. Inthe Gadsden Purchase was ratified, finally making the portion of Arizona south of the Gila River – and the Colorado City town site – part of the United States.

Colorado River Adventure Paddling the Lower Colorado from Hoover Dam to Yuma, Arizona February 18 - March 6, By Kris Reed, former Green University® LLC Intern with Donny Elpel.

Day 1. Febru - 4 Miles Donny: If my life were a filing cabinet then there would be a few different files, ranging from sports to food.Ita flood washed Colorado City from the map, only to be rebuilt and reborn as Arizona City in Then finally, on Feb.

3,the name changed to what it is known as today-- Yuma. Book TV Weekends on C-SPAN2; Colorado River and Yuma, Arizona. 71 Views Program ID: located on the border of Nevada and Arizona, and spoke about its history.

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