New Statehood Bill; Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Territories [Nov. 12-24, 1902] on House Bill 12543, to Enable the People of Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico, to Form Constitutions and State Governments and Be

New Statehood Bill; Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Territories [Nov. 12-24, 1902] on House Bill 12543, to Enable the People of Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico, to Form Constitutions and State Governments and Be

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of water, perhaps 2 feet in width, and of scarcely appreciable depth, was all there was of it. Could there be any irrigation from that? Mr. Newell. The water you saw was probably the return seepage from the irrigation above. That in turn is turned into small ditches below, which catch every drop which comes down.-The Chairman. You spoke about Pecos Valley extending from Las Vegas to the southern part of the Territory. What is the fact as to the valley near Las Vegas being practically dry and arid and without very much habitation? What is the fact as to the water at that point being scarcely appreciable? Mr. Newell. The water at that point is very scanty. It is used largely in the ditches above Las Vegas. There is usually very little water in the channel. Below there the springs come in and reenforce the flow. The Chairman. So that apart from the scarcity of water in the streams about which we have spoken, how far away from the streams, if there was enough water, could irrigation be carried on by canals? Mr. Newell. Itdepends wholly upon the topography of the country. As a rule the irrigation ditches rarely depart more than a few miles from the stream. There are cases in Kansas where they can go off at right angles to the stream. RESULTS OF FLOODS. The Chairman. The committee, in taking testimony concerning the dams above Carlsbad, where 12,500 acres were under irrigation, were told by the president of the irrigation company that the dams were sometimes impaired and destroyed by sudden floods of water. What about that? Mr. Newell. The dams have gone out once through sudden flood, because they did not have sufficient spillway. Since then the spillway has been greatly enlarged, and the dams are practically safe. The Chairman. Speaking...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236840518
  • 9781236840516