Theodore Roosevelt Dam

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1992 - Dams

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Page 19 - reclamation fund," to be used in the examination and survey for and the construction and maintenance of irrigation works for the storage, diversion, and development of waters for the reclamation of arid and semiarid lands in the said States and Territories...
Page 19 - That all moneys received from the sale and disposal of public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado. Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota...
Page 19 - It Is as right for the National Government to make the streams and rivers of the arid region useful by engineering works for water storage as to make useful the rivers and harbors of the humid region by engineering "works of another kind.
Page 19 - Great storage works are necessary to equalize the flow of streams and to save the flood waters. Their construction has been conclusively shown to be an undertaking too vast for private effort.
Page 52 - While there has been and still is a wide difference of opinion as to the effect of...
Page 7 - Smith, The Magnificent Experiment: Building the Salt River Reclamation Project, 18901917 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1986).
Page 67 - Deduction for failare to complete. — Bidders will state in their proposals the time in which they propose to complete the dam to a height of 150 feet above the datum, which datum is about low-water mark. Time is an element in the construction of this work, and will be considered in the examination and comparison of bids and the award of the contract therefor.
Page 67 - ... After the completion of the dam to the 150-foot level, it shall be discretionary with the engineer whether masonry work on the dam be permitted during the months of June, July, August, and September, but work shall be prosecuted vigorously and continuously during the remaining eight months of the year, at a rate per month of not less than two-thirds of that achieved during the construction of the lower portion of the dam, considered in cubic yards of masonry laid. The contractor shall place in...
Page 105 - In 1Э17 the project was turned over to the Salt River Valley water users' Association for operation and maintenance.
Page 35 - The lines of pressure must lie within the centre third of the profile, whether the reservoir be full or empty. 2d. The maxima pressures in the masonry or on the foundation must not exceed certain safe limits. 3d. The friction between the dam and its foundation, or between any two parts into which the wall may be divided by a horizontal plane, must be sufficient to prevent sliding.

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