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- Endorsement of House bill 11449 (similar to Senate bill 3511) Congress of the United States : providing for the construction by the federal goverment of the Boulder Canyon Dam and the All-American Canal
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- IRRIGATION Boulder Canyon dam will impound enough water to irrigate 2,000,000 acres of land in Arizona, Nevada and California. Of this total area, 750,000 acres, already under cultivation, would be given an improved and dependable water supply, and 1,250,000 acres of new land, that lie for the most part a desert waste, would be made fruitful by irrigation. The 1,250,000 acres of new land that would be supplied with water by this project, include 225,330 acres of public land which could be made available for settlement by homesteaders. Special provision has been made in H. R. 11449 to give ex-service men prior rights in the settlement of these new homesteads. Public lands subject to settlement lie as follows: Cotton Wood Island, 4,400 acres. Mohave Valley, 1,500 acres. Chemehuevis Valley, 1,400 acres. Palo Verde Mesa, 800 acres. Cibola Valley, 4,700 acres. Chuckawalla Valley, 8,500 acres. Yuma project, 38,200 acres. Extensions in Imperial Valley, 165,830 acres. The above listed tracts of public land in Arizona, California and Nevada do not include 169,910 acres of Indian and State lands.
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