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Historic American Engineering Record: Roosevelt Power Canal and Diversion Dam, Gila County, Arizona

Author(s): David M. Introcaso

Year: 1983

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Summary

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-4 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of the Roosevelt Power Canal and Diversion Dam in the vicinity of Theodore Roosevelt Lake in south-central Arizona. The report contains a narrative description, photographs, drawings, and maps. It draws on information from the Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of Structural Components of the Roosevelt Power Canal (see https://core.tdar.org/document/393119).

The Roosevelt Power Canal was built as an integral part of the Salt River Project and represents the U.S. Reclamation Service's first involvement in the construction of hydroelectric power facilities. The Canal played a critical role in providing electric power used during the construction of Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Dam was the first major federally sponsored reclamation project in the Southwest. Operated intermittently for more than 40 years, the Power Canal was permanently removed from service in 1952. With the completion of the new Roosevelt Dam, the canal is inundated during periods of high water.


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Cite this Record

Historic American Engineering Record: Roosevelt Power Canal and Diversion Dam, Gila County, Arizona. David M. Introcaso. 1983 ( tDAR id: 393118) ; doi:10.6067/XCV84F1RT7


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1937 to 1952 (operation of the Roosevelt Power Canal)

Calendar Date: 1904 to 1906 (initial construction of the Roosevelt Power Canal)

Calendar Date: 1936 to 1937 (rehabilitation of the Roosevelt Power Canal)

Calendar Date: 1906 to 1936 (operation and use history of the Roosevelt Power Canal)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.161; min lat: 33.618 ; max long: -110.947; max lat: 33.676 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Prepared By(s): Salt River Project Archives

Submitted To(s): National Park Service, Western Region


Record Identifiers

Historic American Engineering Record No.(s): AZ-4

NADB document id number(s): 2203102

NADB citation id number(s): 000000167206

Notes

Redaction Note: Sensitive information has been removed from the publicly accessible digital copy of this report. The following sections (and pages) have been redacted: Appendix I (pgs 41 - 54), Appendix II (pgs 55 - 56), and Appendix III (pgs 57 - 63). Please contact the archaeologist at the USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office to obtain a complete digital copy of the report.


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America