Jul 1905 Categories: ALL, FloodTimeline, FullTimeline Timelines: ALL, Flood Timeline

Source(s); The Imperial Press Saturday Jul 15, 1905 p. 1; The Salton Sea Menace by Edwin Duryea Jr. from Out West Magazine Vol XXIV, No 1 – Jan 1906 p. 15, 16; 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. 22-23; 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. 45, 47; 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. 103-104; The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sink by Harry Thomas Cory with Introductory Monograph by William Phipps Blake – 1915 p. 1292; The Salton Sea – An Accounting of Harriman’s Fight with the Colorado River by George Kennan – 1917 p. 47-48, 53; The History of Imperial County California edited by Finnis C. Farr – 1918 p. 37; 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. 101; Imperial Irrigation District – The First 40 Years by M. J. Dowd – 1956 p. 32-33

Image(s); Panoramic View constructed from the two pictures of the Lower (Second) Mexican intake seen from Disaster Island, Baja California, Mexico, 1905 taken by Harry Thomas Cory on June 28, 1905 from the H. T. Cory 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.

This ‘panoramic’ view was constructed from two separate photographs.  The pictures were in numbered sequence but as displayed on the Calisphere web site the right and left portions of the panorama were reversed which caused the potential for joining these images to almost be overlooked.  Minor edits and cropping were done on the image to remove some modern blemishes.

July is Attempt #4 at Location #3 to dam and close the Lower Mexican Heading

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Additional information from: Wikipedia

 

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Additional information from: Imperial Valley Press and NewsPapers.com

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: USGS (United States Geological Survey)

 

Additional information from: Calisphere – Univerisy of California

 

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Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

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Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: IID (Imperial Irrigation District)
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