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Photograph albums documenting diversion of the Colorado River and creation of the Salton Sea, 1900-1911

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Two albums of photographs documenting the California Development Company's project to construct a system of canals to divert water from the Colorado River for irrigation of the Imperial Valley, the subsequent breaks in the levees, and the flooding between 1905 and 1907 of the Salton Basin which resulted in the creation of the Salton Sea. View collection guide.

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