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Magic water for the Columbia Basin Project

United States. Bureau of Reclamation.

Magic water for the Columbia Basin Project

by United States. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Columbia Basin Project (U.S.)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination[8] p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15491316M

    Get this from a library! Water and energy resources study: Columbia Basin Project, Washington.. [United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Pacific Northwest Region.;]. Title Grand Coulee Dam, Columbia Basin Reclamation Project / by K.S. Brown. Summary Bird's-eye view of dam at night.

    The Story of the Columbia Basin Project. DATA ON THE DAM AND PROJECT. GRAND COULEE DAM: Length at crest: 4, feet. Height above lowest bedrock: feet. Height above downstream water level: feet. Pump lift to Feeder Canal: feet. Spillway width: 1, feet. Concrete content: 10,, cubic yards. Excavation for dam, common. The Columbia Basin Project changed this in , using the ancient river bed as an irrigation distribution network. The Upper Grand Coulee was dammed and turned into Banks Lake. The lake is filled by pumps from the Grand Coulee Dam and forms the first leg of a one-hundred-mile ( km) irrigation nates: 47°37′12″N °18′27″W / .

    Columbia Basin Project, Grand Coulee Pump-Generating Plant, Grand Coulee, Grant County, WA Photo(s): 45 | Data Page(s): 9 | Photo Caption Page(s): 4 Contributor: Historic American Engineering Record - U.S. Bureau of Reclamation - Keys, John W, III - Westinghouse Electric Corporation - General Electric Company - Byron-Jackson Company - Pelton Water Wheel . One of the earliest attempts at irrigation in the Columbia Basin area now served by the project was a joint venture in of the Great Northern Railway and the Co-operative Irrigation Co. The plan was to bring water from Brook Lake, near Stratford, to irrigate about half a township south and east of Soap Lake, between Ephrata and Stratford.


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Magic water for the Columbia Basin Project by United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Magic water for the Columbia Basin Project. [United States. Bureau of Reclamation.;]. Water-Holding Capacities of Columbia Basin Irrigation Project Soils Paperback – January 1, by D. And E. Larsen Hagood, M. A.; Miller (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Author: D. And E. Larsen Hagood, M. A.; Miller. About this Item: Andesite Press 8/18/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Columbia Basin Irrigation Project: State of Washington. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS Water that irrigates project land is often used again before it returns to the Columbia River near Pasco.

Potholes Reservoir collects runoff from the north for farms in the south. Water from drains and wasteways returns to the canal system for reuse. Irrigators use about million acre-feet of Columbia River water each year.

The Columbia Basin Project serves aboutacres in east central Washington. The main facilities of the project include Grand Coulee Dam, Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, three power plants, four switchyards, and a pump-generating plant.

Primary irrigation facilities include the Feeder Canal, Banks Lake, the Main, West, East High, and East Low canals, O’Sullivan Dam, Potholes Reservoir. Today, the Columbia Basin Project is the largest water reclamation project in the United States, providing irrigation water toacres and generating 6, megawatts of hydropower.

Agriculture flourishes because of the abundance of water, fertile soils, sunshine and the day growing season. The project includes more than miles of main canals, 2, miles of laterals and 3, miles of drains and wasteways.

The project provides irrigation water to 2, farms. Apples, wheat and corn are the largest-volume crops. There also are large herds of dairy cows and beef cattle. story of Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Project. It would be the largest thing ever built by mankind, and thousands came from all over North America to be a part of its construction.

Its canals would water more than 1, acres of land, helping to feedAuthor: Joe Simonds. 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.

In the dam's pumping plant, which houses the giant irrigation pumps that lift the irrigation waters of the project feet up from Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake to Banks Lake, a large talking topographical map and a series of murals and displays about the room explain the Columbia Basin Project, its purpose, its past, and its future.

A list of best nonfiction and historical fiction books focused on the Columbia River Basin. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

Photo, Print, Drawing Columbia Basin Project, Banks Lake Feeder Canal & Headgates, Grand Coulee, Grant County, WA Enlarge View 2 images in sequence. Read chapter 7 Water Resources Management, Risks, and Uncertainties: Flows of the Columbia River, although modified substantially during the twentieth cen.

The Columbia Basin Project area expanded its purchasing power, emerging as a new market hungry for everything from tractors to bobbypins. Created first by money from construction, this market shifted as the basin economy shifted until it is now based principally on an agricultural economy.

In order to provide a more comprehensive water permitting process, the State of Washington, Canada, other basin states, and tribal groups should establish a basin-wide forum to consider future water withdrawal application published: 27 Aug, The mighty Columbia and Snake Rivers have been turned into slack water all the way to Lewiston Idaho.

Blaine Harden has covered this terrible destruction, from the native Americans, the lost of fish habitat, the agricultural canals, power dams, slack water barges, and Hanford Nuclear waste dump/5.

Contact. Cory Stolsig () [email protected] Bureau of Reclamation Ephrata Field Office 32 C Street NW Ephrata, WA Columbia Basin Project, Grand Coulee Dam Summary Photograph shows construction on the turbine pit at the Grand Coulee Dam, Washington.

Contributor Names United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Created / Published December Subject Headings. Some of the water of the Columbia River becomes Columbia Basin Project water with the work of 12 pumps, each with more t horsepower powered by the dam’s generator turbines.

Nevertheless, today the Columbia Basin project provides irrigation water to more thanacres of farmland in Central Washington. The canals brought water, but the wind and dirt still blew. If crops weren't ruined by wind and weather, farmers had to find a. Much of the water in the Columbia Basin Project sees double duty before it returns to the Columbia River.

It is used for irrigation, then drained off the land, recaptured by drains, wasteways, and natural channels, and then is used for irrigation a second time. Key structure in this economy operation is O'Sullivan Dam.Operator Title: Field Office Manager Organization: Ephrata Field Office Address: 32 C Street NW City: Ephrata, WA Fax: Phone: THE COLUMBIA BASIN PROJECT is a network of canals, dams, reservoirs, laterals, wasteways, and ditches designed to carry water from the Columbia River to irrigate more than a million acres of the Columbia Basin.

Built over a period from before until afterthe project was, as Paul Pitzer points out in his excellent Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream (WSU Press, ).