Water-Supply Paper Volume 298-299

Water-Supply Paper Volume 298-299

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Red Mountain, Cal.;, Falls on Bubbs Creek, tributary Jo Kings River 156 VI. Falls on Roaring River, tributary to South Fork of Kings River 157 VII. A, Lagrange dam from left bank of Tuolumne River at Lagrange, Cal.;, Dam site near the headwaters of Tuolumne River, at Tuolumne Meadows, Cal '. 250 a Water Resources Of California. Part IL--STREAM MEASUREMENTS IN THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER BASIN. By H. D. Mcglashan and H. J. Dean. INTRODUCTION. The great part which the water resources had in the development of California is evident throughout its history. Repairs to a mill race near Georgetown, Eldorado County, in 1848, led to the discovery of gold; and the development of the gold-mining industry was due largely to the location of the deposits near the water necessary for hydraulicking. The water available for irrigation and domestic supply has been the chief factor in the development of southern California, which now has a population of more than a million people. The growth of irrigation systems in the great interior valley is bringing about its subdivision into small ranches devoted to the intensive farming which affords almost limitless opportunities to the agriculturist. An increased water supply for the city of San Francisco is one of its greatest necessities, and more water for Los Angeles is to be brought from Owens Valley--a distance of more than 200 miles--at a cost of $23,000,000. The many mountain streams of California afford abundant hydroelectric power, the utilization of which in manufacturing enterprises and in transportation has been made possible by the progress of electric-power transmission during the last decade; to-day California probably leads the country in the number and length of her powertransmission...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814053
  • 9781236814050