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Calves on farm of FSA (Farm Security Administration) rehabilitation borrower. Vale-Owyhee irrigation project. Malheur County, Oregon

Irrigation lateral ditch to provide water for farms on the Vale-Owyhee irrigation project. Notice that the piles of dirt on the sides give some indication of the relative newness of this project. Malheur County, Oregon

Basement house of Mrs. White, FSA (Farm Security Administration) rehabilitation borrower. Dead Ox Flat. Many of these basement houses are seen on the Owyhee Irrigation Project and after about five years on the land, the farmers are generally in a position to build their permanent houses, utilizing the basement houses

Irrigation ditch. Canyon County, Idaho

Elmer A. Colpitts, on the board of directors of thecooperative association of Scottsbluff Farmsteads, a FSA (Farm Security Administration) project. He came from the land use area around Crawford, Nebraska, which is extremely dry land and no irrigation, in 1938. He works only on the co-op. Scottsbluff, Nebraska

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Twin Falls, Idaho is one of the main agricultural buying and distributing centers of the Snake River valley, Idaho. Soil in this valley is very fertile and the section is noted for fine crops of grains, fruit, potatoes and sugar beets. Twin Falls itself is sometimes called the magic city because it sprang up so fast after water was made available for irrigation of the farm land. It was settled principally by people from the Middle West

A main lateral irrigation ditch. Imperial County, California

Irrigation gates controlling the flow of water into the sugar cane fields

Irrigation ditch and gates. Imperial County, California

Malheur County, Oregon. Celery field and irrigation ditch

Bulldozer works on irrigation ditch. Imperial County, California

Agriculture. Guayule cultivation. A young guayule shrub about two years old. Note the numerous seed stalks of the plant which have been grown under irrigation. Guayule plantings will produce a estimated 600 tons of rubber in 1943, provide a crop in 1944 which should yield 33,000 tons and a harvest in 1945 to yield 47,000 tons. An annual production of 70,000 tons to 80,000 tons will materialize if full capacity of nurseries now being built is utilized. Addition: This program is part of the Department of Agriculture's Emergency Rubber Project administered by the Forest Service under congressional authorization "to make available a source of crude rubber for emergency and defense uses"

Bridgeton, New Jersey. Seabrook Farms. One of the large bean fields with irrigation pipes which extend its length

Salinas, California. Irrigator adjusting controls on overhead rotating piping for irrigation in guayule nursery

Weslaco, Texas. FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp. Irrigation canal at entrance

Nurse training. Care of infants is included in all nurses training. This youngster is about to get an eye irrigation. Note that nurse wears goggles for self-protection from possible infection

Bridgeton, New Jersey. Seabrook Farm. Old overhead irrigation which is being abandoned for cheaper methods

Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County vineyards produce some of the finest dry wines in America partly because of comparatively cool summers and because irrigation is not necessary

Bridgeton, New Jersey. Seabrook Farm. Irrigation of the beet fields

Guanica, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Irrigation ditch in a sugar cane field

Shelley, Idaho. Japanese-American boys living at FSA (Farm Security Administration) mobile camp swimming in irrigation ditch

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

U.S. forest rangers in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Penasco, New Mexico, weighing snow to predict the amount of irrigation for the coming year

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The mountains provide water for irrigation

U.S. forest rangers in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Penasco, New Mexico, weighing snow to predict the amount of irrigation for the coming year

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The mountains provide water for irrigation

Egypt. Agriculture. Primitive irrigation wheel

Dam

Irrigation

Diversion Dam

Flood Water

Flooded Field

Newly Planted Flooded Fields

Irrigation

Land Leveler

Water Pump

Headgate

Line Drive

Headgate

Headgate

Filling Ground Squirrel Holes

Diversion Dam

Movement of Irrigation Water

Releasing Water from Large Ditch into Smaller Ditch

Releasing Water from One Field into Second Field

Water Pump

Irrigation Dam, 1920

Dam

Headgate

Irrigation Ditch

Plugging Breaks in Ditch Bank

Hunting Ground Squirrels

Releasing Water from Large Ditch into Smaller Ditch

Aerial Photo of Circular Pattern Created by Irrigation Pivot

Hired Mule Team Corrugating, ca. 1930

Irrigation Pivot

Watering Alfalfa

Water Pump

Swimming in Irrigation Water

Digging Out Ground Squirrels

Opening Canvas Dam

Releasing Water into Section of Field Called "Check"

Clearing Irrigation Ditch

Outlet and Cap to Buried PVC Pipe

Capped Outlet to Buried PVC Pipe

Headgate

Uncapped Outlet to Buried PVC Pipe

Conchas Dam, a corps of engineers flood prevention project also used for supplying water for irrigation to the Arch Hurley Conservancy District

Spillway at Avalon Dam constructed by Pecos Valley Irrigation & Improvement Company

The crowd celebrating at the Owensmouth Cascades, near Sylmar, on November 5, 1913

Dewey Gunnoe in his garden

Milk jug irrigation system in Dewey Gunnoe's garden

Mural "Irrigation," by Nicolai Cikovsky at the Department of Interior Building, Washington, D.C.

Mural: "Irrigation," by Nicolai Cikovsky at the Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.

Mural "Salt River Irrigation Project, Arizona," by Frank MacKenzie at the Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.

Mural "Salt River Irrigation Project, Arizona," by Frank MacKenzie at the Department of Interior Building, Washington, D.C.

The rusted-out cabin of an old truck used for irrigation drilling, parked amid the vineyards of Napa Valley, California

Although this truck, parked amid Napa Valley's many vineyards, looks at first glance to perhaps having been active in fruit picking or fire-and-rescue work, it was actually part of the equipment used to drill in the earth for the area's plentiful irrigation

The Espada Acequia, or Espada Aqueduct, was built by Franciscan friars in 1731 in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was built to supply irrigation water to the lands near Mission San Francisco de la Espada, today part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

The Espada Acequia, or Espada Aqueduct, was built by Franciscan friars in 1731 in what is now San Antonio, Texas. It was built to supply irrigation water to the lands near Mission San Francisco de la Espada, today part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

An irrigation crawler on a farm field near Canyon in Randall County in the Texas panhandle

The Espada Acequia, or Espada Aqueduct, was built by Franciscan friars in 1731 in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was built to supply irrigation water to the lands near Mission San Francisco de la Espada, today part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Rolling irrigation sprinkler at work along the road carrying U.S. Highways 62-180 near the New Mexico border in Hudspeth County, Texas

Rolling irrigation sprinkler at work along the road carrying U.S. Highways 62-180 near the New Mexico border in Hudspeth County, Texas

The Espada Acequia, or Espada Aqueduct, was built by Franciscan friars in 1731 in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was built to supply irrigation water to the lands near Mission San Francisco de la Espada, today part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

The Espada Acequia, or Espada Aqueduct, was built by Franciscan friars in 1731 in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was built to supply irrigation water to the lands near Mission San Francisco de la Espada, today part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Rolling irrigation sprinkler in Gaines County, Texas, in the peanut-and-cotton-growing country between Hobbs, New Mexico, and Seminole, Texas

San Carlos Irrigation Project, Agency Canal, South of Gila River, Coolidge, Pinal County, AZ

San Carlos Irrigation Project, Sacaton Flats Lateral, Gila River, Coolidge, Pinal County, AZ

San Carlos Irrigation Project, Coolidge Diesel Plant, Off Highway 57, Coolidge, Pinal County, AZ

Irrigation Diversion Canal, Bear River, Fielding, Box Elder County, UT

Deer Creek Dam, Spanning the Provo River at the intersection of U.S. Highway 189 & Deer Creek Reservoir, Charleston, Wasatch County, UT

Truckee-Carson Irrigation District Facility Yard, Saw Shed, Sixth & Taylor Streets, Fallon, Churchill County, NV

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company System, Earthen Diversion Dam, Dolores, Montezuma County, CO

San Carlos Irrigation Project, Blackwater Lateral, South of Gila River, Coolidge, Pinal County, AZ