Oct 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. 15, 16, 18; 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. 24; 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. 25-26; The Story of the First Decade in Imperial Valley, California by Edgar F. Howe and Wilbur Jay Hall – 1910 p. 106; The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sink by Harry Thomas Cory with Introductory Monograph by William Phipps Blake – 1915 p. 1294, 1297, 1298-1302; The Salton Sea – An Accounting of Harriman’s Fight with the Colorado River by George Kennan – 1917 p. 50; 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. 102; Imperial Irrigation District – The First 40 Years by M. J. Dowd – 1956 p. 33

Image(s); Panoramic view of the Edinger Dam, Baja California, Mexico, 1905 by Henry Thomas Cory from Calisphere; The Imperial Valley and the Salton Sink by Harry Thomas Cory with Introductory Monograph by William Phipps Blake – 1915 p. 1265 combined with The Salton Sea – An Accounting of Harriman’s Fight with the Colorado River by George Kennan – 1917 p. 34 and edited by DDH

Note(s); Different sources apply various numbering schemes when describing the attempts to dam the Lower Mexican Heading.  We have very carefully examined each source and compared it to others and applied the most accurate numbering scheme to date.  For a summary of the various attempts that were made to close the heading please read this; Attempts to Dam and Close the Lower Mexican Intake.  The Edinger Dam was attempt number 5 at Site number 4, located across the west channel of the Colorado River between the west bank, a couple hundred feet north of the Lower Mexican Heading and Disaster Island, a couple hundred feet south of the tip of the island. One book (Irrigation in Imperial Valley California Its Problems and Possibilities by C. E. Tait – 1908 p. 47) refers to this barrier dam as the Toland Dam, but no other source refers to this name and instead call it the Edinger Dam.

Additional information from: Wikipedia

 

Additional information from: Wikipedia

 

Additional information from: Wikipedia

 

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Additional information from: Calisphere – Univerisy of California

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

Additional information from: Google Books

 

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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