Aug 1905 Categories: ALL, FloodTimeline, FullTimeline Timelines: ALL, Flood Timeline, Full Timeline

Source(s); The Salton Sea Menace by Edwin Duryea Jr. from Out West Magazine Vol XXIV, No 1 – Jan 1906 p. 11, 12, 18; Destructive Floods in the United States in 1905 by Edward Charles Murphy – 1906 p. 54, 55; 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. 19-22, ; The Possibilities of Salton Sea from Popular Science Monthly – Volume 70 by Charles Alma Byers – 1907 p. 17; Irrigation in Imperial Valley California Its Problems and Possibilities by C. E. Tait – 1908 p. 47, 49; 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. 23, 24, 24, 27; The Story of the First Decade in Imperial Valley, California by Edgar F. Howe and Wilbur Jay Hall – 1910 p. 101, 102, 104, 107-111; The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sink by Harry Thomas Cory with Introductory Monograph by William Phipps Blake – 1915 p. 1289, 1290, 1290.5, 1291-1292, 1293, 1298, 1301; The Salton Sea – An Accounting of Harriman’s Fight with the Colorado River by George Kennan – 1917 p. 40-44, 51; The History of Imperial County California edited by Finnis C. Farr – 1918 p. 37-41; 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, 101, 103, 104; Imperial Irrigation District – The First 40 Years by M. J. Dowd – 1956 p.

Image(s); Looking up (actually down) the Colorado River from an island near where it enters the Imperial Canal from USC (University of Southern California) Digital Library California Historical Society Collection, 1860 – 1960

Note(s); The date attributed by USC to this picture is noted as circa 1903, which is incorrect.  The picture used for Aug 1905 was taken on the same day as the picture used for Nov 1905 and was most likely taken at the end of Nov 1905 or the beginning of December 1905.  This was established because both pictures include remnants of the Edinger Dam which was destroyed late November 1905.  This is additionally verified by two piles at the rivers edge with cabling between them that were also in the picture used for Oct 1905 and identified as the same piles.  The Oct 1905 picture is the building of the Edinger Dam and the Nov 1905 picture is after its destruction.  And the claimed direction of ‘looking up’ (north) is incorrect too as the piles for the Edinger Dam were placed on the west side of the island (nothing on the east), so at best USC can claim to have flipped the image, but more likely, they just got it plain wrong like so many other descriptions of photographs on their site.  Seriously, the Lower Mexican Heading can be seen at the far right of this image, as illustrated by numerous other images presented on this web site, which demonstrates this view is looking south.

Different sources state different widths, depths, and current flow.

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