Apr 1905 Categories: ALL, FloodTimeline, FullTimeline, Places, Things Timelines: ALL, Flood Timeline, Full Timeline

Sources; The Salton Sea Menace by Edwin Duryea Jr. from Out West Magazine Vol XXIV, No 1 – Jan 1906 p. 16, 17; Destructive Floods in the United States in 1905 by Edward Charles Murphy – 1906 p. 54; Statement of C R Rockwood – In the Matter of the Liability of the California Development Company for the Flooding of Salton Basin by Charles Rockwood – 1907 p. 20; The Overflow of Colorado River into Salton Basin by James D Schuyler – 1907 p. 5, 6; The Possibilities of Salton Sea from Popular Science Monthly – Volume 70 by Charles Alma Byers – 1907 p. 13; Irrigation in Imperial Valley California Its Problems and Possibilities by C. E. Tait – 1908 p. 46; Born of the Desert – Imperial Valley in Its Making, not a Dream; A Brief History of the California Development Company by Charles Rockwood – from The Calexico Chronicle Second Annual Magazine Edition – May 1909 p. 24; The Story of the First Decade in Imperial Valley, California by Edgar F. Howe and Wilbur Jay Hall – 1910 p. 102, 103; The Salton Sea – A Study of the Geography the Geology the Floristics and the Ecology of a Desert Basin by DT MacDougal – 1914 p. 19; The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sink by Harry Thomas Cory with Introductory Monograph by William Phipps Blake – 1915 p. 1288, 1289; The Salton Sea – An Accounting of Harriman’s Fight with the Colorado River by George Kennan – 1917 p. 40; The History of Imperial County California edited by Finnis C. Farr – 1918 p. 13, 139; The First Thirty Years 1901 – 1931 – An Accounting of the Principal Events in the History of Imperial Valley, Southern California, U.S.A. by Otis B. Tout – 1931 p. 100

Image(s); Steamer St. Vallier alongside brush dike at Heading No. 3, Imperial Canal taken by Harry Thomas Cory (or possibly an assistant of his) in the Joseph Barlow Lippincott Collection at Calisphere.

Note(s); Each of the above sources applies a unique numbering scheme when describing the various attempts to dam the Lower Mexican Heading, making the sequence of events and even the events themselves a bit confusing.  Some sources even forgo noting the number of attempts and simply document that they occurred.  In order to clarify and set the record straight, details of all the attempts have been culled from each of the sources (including photographic evidence), compared and cross referenced, with errors noted and corrected.  It is summarized here, Attempts to Dam and Close the Lower Mexican Intake in the most accurate, precise description events available anywhere.

Apr 1905 is Attempt #2 at Location #2

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