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Water from the Colorado River
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Colorado River History Among the notable events that mark the history of Colorado River development, thus far, are the following: 1906. Colorado River flood in Imperial Valley. Urgent necessity of River flood control revealed. 1918. Congress adopted Kincaid Act, authorizing study of lower Colorado River by U. S. Reclamation Service. 1922. Department of the Interior submitted to Congress report and recommendation for flood control and development of lower Colorado River. Report recommended construction of Dam at Boulder Canyon. 1922. Representatives from seven Colorado River Basin States, following series of public hearings presided over by Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, signed Colorado River Compact. This Compact provided for division of waters between Upper and Lower Basin States. Upper Basin includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Lower Basin, Arizona, California and Nevada. 1922. Bills for the development of the Lower Colorado River and based upon the recommendations of the Interior Department, were introduced in Congress by Senator Hiram W. Johnson and Representative Phil D. Swing. 1928. Congress adopted the Swing-Johnson Bill. Signed by President Coolidge on Dec. 21. 1930. July 8th. Congress authorized the first appropriation ($10,000,000) to start work on Boulder Canyon project. 1931. March 10th. Hoover Dam construction contract awarded to Six Companies, Inc., by U. S. Reclamation Service. Work on Dam immediately launched. 1931. May 17th. U. S. Supreme Court dismissed Arizona lawsuit seeking to prevent construction of Boulder Dam. Page FIFTEEN

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