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2 edition of Farmers handbook for the Columbia Basin Project found in the catalog.

Farmers handbook for the Columbia Basin Project

Washington State University. Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

Farmers handbook for the Columbia Basin Project

by Washington State University. Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

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Published in [Pullman .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Columbia River Valley.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Columbia River Valley.,
    • Irrigation farming.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared jointly by Institute of Agricultural Sciences, The State College of Washington and Bureau of Reclamation, Dept of the Interior.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS507.C63 W3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6127882M
      LC Control Number52062031
      OCLC/WorldCa6441590

      IRRIGATION FUND SOUGHT Group Headed by Senator Jones of Washington Pleads for the Columbia Basin Project. TELL COOLIDGE WHAT FARMERS ASK From a Staff Correspondent of The New York . The Columbia Basin Project was a vast effort of the United States government, authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act in and reauthorized by the Columbia Basin Project Act The Project aimed at transforming a vast area of dry, unproductive and thinly populated land in to a well-watered, highly productive and compactly populated region.

        Some of the water of the Columbia River becomes Columbia Basin Project water with the work of 12 pumps, each with more t horsepower powered by the dam’s generator turbines.   Now, 70 years later, the Columbia Basin is one of the premier potato-growing regions in the country. While Idaho produces more potatoes, Washington farmers .

      A farm bill, for instance, might contain provisions that affect the tax status of farmers, their management of land or treatment of the environment, a system of price limits or supports, and so on. Each of these individual provisions would, logically, belong in a different place in the Code. On May 1, , 3 years before irrigation water was due to flow through the Columbia Basin Project's Main Canal to make large-scale irrigation possible, irrigation water reached some project lands via an irrigation canal from a pumping plant on the Columbia River at the southern tip of the project.


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Farmers handbook for the Columbia Basin Project by Washington State University. Institute of Agricultural Sciences. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Farmers handbook for the Columbia Basin Project. [Washington State University. Institute of Agricultural Sciences.]. Farmers handbook for the Columbia Basin project, By Washington State University.

Institute of Agricultural Sciences. The Columbia Basin Project serves aboutacres in east central Washington. The main facilities of the project include Grand Coulee Dam, Franklin D.

Roosevelt Lake, three power plants, four switchyards, and a pump-generating plant. Primary irrigation facilities include the Feeder Canal, Banks Lake, the Main, West, East High, and East Low canals, O’Sullivan Dam, Potholes Reservoir, and.

In the early s, Washington State College and the Bureau of Reclamation published a Farmer’s Handbook for the Columbia Basin Project. Written for new farmers breaking ground in the newly irrigated Columbia Basin Project, the handbook offered advice on everything from what crops to.

Another canal leaves Potholes Reservoir to serve farmers on the Wahluke Slope that abuts the Columbia River. Today, the Columbia Basin Project is the largest water reclamation project in the United States, providing irrigation water toacres and.

The Columbia Basin Project is located in the central part of Washington State in the counties of Adams, Douglas, Franklin, Stevens, Okanogan, Grant, Lincoln, and Walla Walla.

The primary feature of the project is Grand Coulee Dam, which is located on the main stem of the Columbia River about 90 miles west of : Joe Simonds. The project provides irrigation water to 2, farms.

Apples, wheat and corn are the largest-volume crops. There also are large herdsof dairy cows and beef cattle. Annually, the cash value of farm production inthe Columbia Basin Project is about $ million.

Columbia Basin Project The Columbia Basin Project is a multi-purpose, federally authorized Bureau of Reclamation project located in central-eastern Washington State with diverse and direct benefit to local, state, and national economies.

A list of best nonfiction and historical fiction books focused on the Columbia River Basin. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

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Economic benefits and costs. According to the federal Bureau of Reclamation the yearly value of the Columbia Basin Project is $ million in irrigated crops, $ million in power production, $20 million in flood damage prevention, and $50 million in recreation. v Agriculture Handbook Ponds—Planning, Design, Construction Tables Table 1 Runoff curve numbers for urban areas 14 Table 2 Runoff curve numbers for agricultural lands 15 Table 3 Runoff curve numbers for other agricultural lands 16 Table 4 Runoff curve numbers for arid and semiarid rangelands 17 Table 5 Runoff depth, in inches 18 Table 6 I a values for runoff curve numbers 21File Size: 1MB.

The Columbia Basin Project is a business proposition. It was built, as thousands of other businesses are, on borrowed capital. Because of national interest and the Federal policy to encourage reclamation development, financing of the project was undertaken by the Federal Government.

Columbia Basin Farming. likes. Growing Onions, Bluegrass Seed and Sweet CornFollowers: Bureau of Reclamation: Columbia River Basin: development of water and other resources present and potential of the Columbia River Basin in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah, project planning report no.

Perhaps most useful to the fishermen are the 16 pages with color photographs of 52 fish that fishermen are bound to encounter in the Columbia Basin. This book is a fascinating and unique source of knowledge for the fishermen, researcher, student, and interested individual alike!/5(3).

Columbia Basin Water Project priorities. Inbipartisan legislation was passed establishing the Columbia River Water Management Program to aggressively pursue water supplies that meet all water needs in Eastern Washington. Our projects tap into stored water from existing reservoirs, improve and build needed infrastructure, and restore habitat and develop enhanced water conservation.

In the early s, Washington State College and the Bureau of Reclamation published a Farmer’s Handbook for the Columbia Basin Project.

Written for new farmers breaking ground in the newly irrigated Columbia Basin Project, the handbook offered advice on everything from what crops to grow to what kind of windbreak to plant so the soil doesn’t blow away.

The infrastructure of the Columbia Basin Project took a decade to build. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation installed more than miles of canals from Quincy to the Tri-Cities area. The idea of water on this desert brought farmers from around the nation to. In the early s, Washington State College and the Bureau of Reclamation published a Farmer’s Handbook for the Columbia Basin Project.

Written for new farmers breaking ground in the newly irrigated Columbia Basin Project, the handbook offered advice to last of the pioneers in the West. "Farmers Handbook for the Columbia Basin Project," circa 52 Report, "Legislative History and Policies, Housing and Town Development in the Vicinity of Grand Coulee Dam, Fiscal Years toInclusive," with related correspondence, December.A River Lost book.

Read 46 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Huge eye opener for someone who grew up near the Columbia Basin Project in a farming community. The treatment of many interviewees appeared significantly biased based on their perspective on the river, but overall a great read.

Dams that gave farmers /5.CBC upholds an environment of diversity, fairness, equity, and sustainability, providing opportunities for the people of Benton and Franklin counties to succeed in their pursuit of higher educational achievement, meaningful employment, and basic skills development, while promoting cultural enrichment and well-being for its community.