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Reclamation began a project to research a basic history of each Reclamation project in 1993. Using student historians during the summers, we expect to develop a brief history narrative about each of the Reclamation projects in the American West. Samples of these essays are included here.

The essays are intended to provide basic history background about project location, construction history, major features, and economic effects in the area. Reclamation uses these essays for such activities as environmental statement preparation, summaries for publications, briefing presentations, etc.


Histories of Reclamation "Projects"

Acronyms used:

CAP—Central Arizona Project
CUP—Central Utah Project
CVP—Central Valley Project

CRBPA—Colorado River Basin Project Act
CRSP—Colorado River Storage Project
P-SMBP—Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program

Index for Reclamation Projects

Reclamation Projects
Ainsworth Unit, P-SMBP, Nebraska All-American Canal, Boulder Canyon Project, California Almena Unit, P-SMPB, Kansas Angostura Unit, P-SMPB, South Dakota
Animas-La Plata Project, See also Colorado River Basin Project Arbuckle Project Armel Unit, P-SMBP, Colorado Arnold Project
Auburn-Folsom South Unit, CVP, California Avondale Project Baker Project Balmorhea Project
Belle Fourche Project Bitter Root Project Blackfeet Indian Irrigation Project, Montana Boise Project, Idaho
Bonneville Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah Bostwick Division, P-SMBP, Kansas and Nebraska Bostwick Park Project, CRSP, Colorado Boulder Canyon Project, All American Canal
Boulder Canyon Project, Hoover Dam, Arizona and Nevada Boysen Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming Brantley Project (See Carlsbad Project) Buffalo Rapids Project
Buford-Trenton Project Burnt River Project, Oregon Cachuma Project, California Canadian River Project, Texas
Canyon Ferry Unit, P-SMBP, Montana Carlsbad Project, New Mexico Cedar Bluff Unit, P-SMPB, Kansas Central Arizona Project
Central Utah Project, Bonneville Unit, Utah Central Utah Project, Jensen Unit, Utah Central Utah Project, Unbuilt Units, Utah Central Utah Project, Vernal Unit, Utah
Central Valley Project Overview, California Central Valley Project, Auburn-Folsom Unit South, California Central Valley Project, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Integrated Units Central Valley Project, Delta Division, California
Central Valley Project, Folsom and Sly Park Unit, California Central Valley Project, Friant Division, California Central Valley Project, New Melones Unit, California Central Valley Project, Sacramento River Division, Sacramento Canals Unit, California
Central Valley Project, San Luis Unit, California Central Valley Project,Shasta Division, California Central Valley Project, Trinity River Division, California Chief Joseph Dam Project, Washington
Collbran Project, Colorado Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado Colorado River Basin Project, Animas-La-Plata Project, Colorado and New Mexico Colorado River Basin Project, Central Arizona Project, Arizona
Colorado River Basin Project, Dallas Creek, Colorado Colorado River Basin Project, Dolores Project, Colorado Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Project, Multiple States Colorado River Front Work and Levee System, Arizona, California, Nevada
Colorado River Project, Texas Colorado River Storage Project, Bostwick Park Project, Colorado Colorado River Storage Project, Flaming Gorge Unit, Utah and Wyoming Colorado River Storage Project, Florida Unit, Colorado
Colorado River Storage Project, Glen Canyon Unit, Arizona and Utah Colorado River Storage Project, Navajo Unit, Colorado and New Mexico Colorado River Storage Project, San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico Colorado River Storage Project, Seedskadee Project, Utah
Colorado River Storage Project, Smith Fork Project, Colorado Colorado River Storage Project, Wayne Aspinall Unit, Colorado Columbia Basin Project, Washington Crescent Lake Dam Project, Oregon
Crooked River Project, Oregon Crow Creek Pump Unit, P-SMBP, Montana Crow Indian Irrigation Project, Montana Dallas Creek Project, Colorado, Colorado River Basin Project
Dalton Gardens Project, Washington Delta Division, CVP, California Deschutes Project, Oregon Dickinson Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota
Dolores Project, CRBPA East Bench Unit, P-SMBP, Montana Eden Project, Wyoming Emery County Project, Wyoming
Farwell Unit, P-SMBP, Nebraska Flaming Gorge Unit, CRSP Flathead Indian Irrigation Project, Montana Florida Project, CRSP, Colorado
Folsom and Sly Park Unit, CVP, California Fort Clark Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota Fort Peck Indian Irrigation Project, Montana Fort Sumner Project, New Mexico
Frenchman-Cambridge Division, P-SMBP, Nebraska Frenchtown Project, Montana Friant Division, CVP, California Fruitgrowers Project, Colorado
Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, Colorado Garden City Project, Kansas Garrison Diversion Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota -- See Jamestown Dam and Reservoir Gila Project, Arizona
Glen Canyon Unit, CRSP, Arizona and Utah Glen Elder Unit, P-SMBP, Kansas Glendo Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming and Nebraska Grand Valley Project, Colorado
Grants Pass Project, Oregon Hammond Project, New Mexico Hanover Bluff Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming Heart Butte Unit, P-SMBP, North Dakota
Helena Valley Unit, P-SMBP, Montana High Plains States Groundwater Recharge Demonstration Program, Multiple States Hondo Project, New Mexico Hoover Dam, Boulder Canyon Project, Arizona and Nevada
Humboldt Project, Nevada Hungry Horse Project, Montana Huntley Project, Montana Hyrum Project, Utah
Indian Irrigation Project, Blackfeet Project, Montana Indian Irrigation Project, Crow Project, Montana Indian Irrigation Project, Flathead Project, Montana Indian Irrigation Project, Fort Peck, Montana
Indian Irrigation Projects Overview Intake Project, Montana James Diversion Dam P-SMBP, North Dakota Jamestown Dam and Reservoir Project, P-SMBP, Noth Dakota
Jensen Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah Kendrick Project, Wyoming Keyhole Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming and Nebraska King Hill Project, Idaho
Kirwin Unit, P-SMBP, Kansas Klamath Project, Oregon, California Kortes Unit P-SMBP, Wyoming Lewiston Orchards Project, Idaho
Little Wood River Project, Idaho Lower Marias Unit, P-SMBP, Montana Lower Rio Grande Rehabilitation Project, New Mexico Lower Yellowstone Project, Montana and North Dakota
Lyman Project, Wyoming Mancos Project, Colorado Mann Creek Project, Idaho Marshall Ford Dam --See Colorado River Project
McGee Creek Project, Texas McMillan Delta Project, New Mexico -- See Carlsbad Project Michaud Flats Project, Idaho Middle Rio Grande Project, New Mexico
Milk River Project, Montana Minidoka Project, Idaho, Wyoming Minot Extension, P-SMBP, North Dakota Mirage Flats Project, Nebraska
Missoula Valley Project, Montana Moon Lake Project, Utah Mountain Park Project, Oklahoma Narrow Dam
Navajo Unit, CRSP, New Mexico and Colorado Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, New Mexico New Melones Unit, CVP, California Newlands Project, California and Nevada
Newton Project, Utah Norman Project, Oklahoma North Loup Division, P-SMBP, Nebraska North Platte Project, Wyoming and Nevraska
Nueces River Project, Texas Oahe Unit, P-SMBP, South Dakota Ogden River Project, Utah Okanogan Project, Washington
Orland Project, California Owl Creek Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming Owyhee Project, Oregon Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project
Palisades Project, Idaho Palmetto Bend Project, Texas Palo Verde Diversion Project, California and Arizona Paonia Project, Colorado
Parker-Davis Project, Arizona and California Pecos River Water Salvage Project, New Mexico and Texas Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program Overview Pine River Project, Colorado
Preston Bench Project, Idaho Project Skywater Provo River Project, Utah R. B. Griffith Water Project, Nevada
Rapid Valley Project, South Dakota Rapid Valley Unit, P-SMBP, South Dakota Rathdrum Prairie Project, Idaho Rio Grande Project, New Mexico and Texas
Ririe Project, Idaho Riverton Unit, P-SMBP, Wyoming Rogue River Basin Project, Oregon Rural Water Supply Projects
Salt River Project, Arizona San Angelo Project, Texas San Diego Project, California San Felipe Project, CVP, California
San Juan-Chama Project, CRSP New Mexico San Luis Unit, CVP, California San Luis Valley Project, Colorado Sanpete Project, Utah
Santa Maria Project, California Sargent Unit, P-SMBP, Nebraska Savage Unit, P-SMBP, Montana Scofield Project, Utah
Seedskadee Project, Colorado River Storage Project, Utah Shadehill Unit, P-SMBP, South Dakota Shasta Division, CVP, California Shoshone Project, Wyoming
Silt Project, Colorado Smith Fork Project, CRSP, Colorado Solano Project, California Southern Nevada Water Project -- See R. B. Griffith Water Project
Strawberry Valley Project, Utah Sun River Project, Montana Sweetwater Project, Wyoming and Nebraska -- See North Platte Project Trinity Division, CVP, California
Truckee Storage Project, California and Nevada Tualatin Project, Oregon Tucumcari Project, New Mexico Umatilla Basin Project, Oregon
Uncompahgre Project, Colorado Vale Project, Oregon Ventura River Project, California Vermejo Project, New Mexico
Vernal Unit, Central Utah Project, Utah W. C. Austin Project, Oklahoma Wapinitia Project, Oregon Washita Basin Project, Oklahoma
Washoe Project, California and Nevada Wayne Aspinall Unit, CRSP, Colorado Weber River Project, Utah Webster Unit, P-SMBP, Kansas
Wichita Project, Kansas Williston Project, North Dakota Wind Electric Power Project Yakima Project, Washington
Yellowtail Unit, P-SMBP, Montana Yuma Auxiliary Project, Arizona and California -- See Yuma Project Yuma Project, Arizona and California  


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