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Sources; Report on the Irrigation of Lands in California and Mexico from the Colorado River by James D Schuyler – 1906 p. 10; The Salton Sea Menace by Edwin Duryea Jr. from Out West Magazine Vol XXIV, No 1 – Jan 1906 p. 6; 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. 39-40; The Overflow of Colorado River into Salton Basin by James D Schuyler – 1907 p. 2, 8; The Possibilities of Salton Sea from Popular Science Monthly – Volume 70 by Charles Alma Byers – 1907 p. 10; Irrigation in Imperial Valley California Its Problems and Possibilities by C. E. Tait – 1908 p. 13; 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. 18, 21, 23; The Story of the First Decade in Imperial Valley, California by Edgar F. Howe and Wilbur Jay Hall – 1910 p. 63; 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. 1232-1233; The Salton Sea – An Accounting of Harriman’s Fight with the Colorado River by George Kennan – 1917 p. 24, 27; The History of Imperial County California edited by Finnis C. Farr – 1918 p. 155-156; 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. 28, 39, 42, 43, 47-49

Image(s); Dredge Alpha – Taken by H. T. Cory – 1901 from Chaffey Gate (Andrade vicinity), the dredge “Alpha,” and unidentified cornfields (Imperial Valley) 1901 from Calisphere

Note(s); Report on the Irrigation of Lands in California and Mexico from the Colorado River by James D Schuyler – 1906 p. 10 states that the Imperial / Alamo Canal  was dug for a distance of 7 miles between the Chaffey Headgate and where it connected to the Alamo Arroyos.  This appears to be an error as all other sources document it to be just under 4 miles.  After examining modern satellite imagery and measuring the distance, it was confirmed to be just under 4 miles in length, so the statement of ‘7 miles’ from this source is absolutely incorrect.  Irrigation in Imperial Valley California Its Problems and Possibilities by C. E. Tait – 1908 p. 13 states that the length of the Imperial / Alamo Canal is 14 miles between the Chaffey Headgate and the head of the Alamo River.  This distance includes the first 4 miles of the canal an additional 10 miles through the Alamo Arroyos to the point at which enough Arroyos came together at what is considered the beginning of the Alamo River.  The image, dated 1901 is claimed as copyrighted but as of 2018, all copyrights prior to 1923 have expired.

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