Water-Supply Paper Volume 395-396

Water-Supply Paper Volume 395-396

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...south of Maybell, in the Yampa River drainage basin. The main canal of this system would cross from the White River basin over Yellow Jacket Pass in T. 2 N., 21022--Wsp 395--1C 9 R. 92 W. sixth principal meridian, into the Yampa River basin. The canal system would cover 250,000 acres, of which perhaps 90,000 acres is good agricultural land. Under the White River project it is planned to reclaim approximately 200,000 acres on the Blue Mountain bench, between White and Yampa rivers, near the Utah-Colorado line. The proposed point of diversion is at the present heading of the Powell Park ditch, in the SE. J SW. J sec. 29, T. 1 N., R. 94 W., sixth principal meridian. It is estimated that by extending the main canal into Utah 175,000 to 200,000 acres of first-class land could be irrigated. The main canal would be 125 miles long. A study of the run-off of the White and its tributaries proves conclusively that the water supply is not sufficient to irrigate properly the agricultural lands that lie under the proposed White River-Axial Basin project and the White River project. Records of discharge of the White at Meeker, Colo., averaged in the following table, indicate that the mean annual run-off at Meeker is 475,000 acre-feet, all of which would be available for irrigation if storage reservoirs are utilized. Annual run-off of White River at Meeker, Colo.1 Acre-feet. 1902 392,000 1903 512,000 1904 467,000 Acre-feet. 1905 476,000 1906 533,000 1910 419,000 Acre-feet. 1911 440,000 1912 563,000 Mean 475,000 During 1913 about 26,000 acres were irrigated in the White River basin, and the water supply is probably sufficient for the proper irrigation of 150,000 acres additional.. DUCHESNE RIVER. Duchesne River, which joins the Green at Ouray, Utah, ..show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236835689
  • 9781236835680