Soap Lake problem, Columbia basin project (S.3730) and acreage limitations, Columbia basis project (S.3826).
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Soap Lake problem, Columbia basin project (S.3730) and acreage limitations, Columbia basis project (S.3826). Hearing, Eighty-fourth Congress, second session, on S. 3730 and S. 3826. May 7, 1956. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsTC425.S69 A54
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 76 p.
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6216202M
LC Control Number56061396

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The Story of the Columbia Basin Project. DATA ON THE DAM AND PROJECT. GRAND COULEE DAM: Length at crest: 4, feet. SOAP LAKE SIPHON: Length: 12, feet ( miles). Maximum diameter (high head section) 22 feet 4 inches. columbia_basin/sechtm. The Columbia Basin Project is located in the central part of Washington State in the counties of Adams, Douglas, Franklin, Stevens, Okanogan, Grant, Lincoln, and Walla Walla. The primary feature of the project is Grand Coulee Dam, which is located on the main stem of the Columbia River about 90 miles west of : Joe Simonds.   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. Construction of the Columbia Basin irrigation project also diluted the minerals. In , a group of scientists and others formed the Soap Lake Conservancy, which obtained the grant this year.

  There is not another body of water anywhere on the planet like Soap Lake. It is truly one-of-a-kind. Located in the heart of Eastern Washington’s Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and surrounded by farms growing food for the world. It is a stunningly beautiful place. On a quiet summer day, the lake is a perfect mirror framed by basalt cliffs.   Columbia Basin Project. The Columbia Basin Project serves about , acres 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 y irrigation facilities include the Feeder Canal, Banks Lake, the Main, West, East High, and East Low canals, . As a result the lower lakes became saline. Since an inflow of irrigation water from the development of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project has caused the lakes to freshen. The lake levels are now controlled by pumping excess water directly from Lake Lenore and from protective wells drilled around the perimeter of Soap Lake. The Columbia Basin Project is an immense irrigation development in central Washington state that provides water from the Columbia River to about , acres (, hectares) on the Columbia project is in the Big Bend area of the river, which includes the cities of Ephrata, Quincy, Moses Lake, and Othello.

Soap Lake is a permanently stratified lake consisting of two separate water layers which have not mixed for over two thousand years. Soap Lake is believed to have been formed during the Great Missoula Ice Age floods more t years ago, the last in a chain of six lakes dredged by the powerful ice flow that carved the Eastern Washington scablands and the Columbia River Basin as far south. The Dam was built and the Reclamation Project has now reached the stage where water will in be delivered to the arid lands of the great Columbia Basin Project. A few names have been mentioned in this short article. It must be understood that the persons named are not the only ones who took an active part in the promotion of this great project. Features. Water to the Promised Land:: As an aquifer declines, Columbia Basin farmers look to water promised them 80 years Tim Steury { WEB EXCLUSIVE–Map: Interactive map of the Columbia Basin Project} { WEB EXCLUSIVE–Background: The Columbia Basin Project’s past and present} { WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Irrigation Images of the Columbia Basin by Zach Mazur}. Photo, Print, Drawing Columbia Basin Project, Banks Lake Feeder Canal & Headgates, Grand Coulee, Grant County, WA Enlarge View 2 images in sequence. [ Photos from Survey HAER WAE ].