The first water delivered from the Central Arizona Project's Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct, reaches crops growing in the Harquahala Valley Irrigation District, west of Phoenix, Ariz. Photo courtesy of HVID.
Celebrating the turn-out of water from the Central Arizona Project aqueduct into Harquahala Valley Irrigation District's canal system – first delivery via the CAP for beneficial use in an irrigation system, May 22, 1985. Photo courtesy of HVID.
Article from the May 20, 1971, Arizona Republic newspaper.
Aerial view of the Central Arizona Project's Hayden-Rhodes aqueduct delivering first water to the Harquahala Valley Irrigation District, May 22, 1985. Photo courtesy of HVID.
Signing of the first CAP water delivery subcontract between the Harquahala Valley Irrigation District (HVID), the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) was a milestone event in project history. Seated, left to right – Burr Sutter, CAWCD Counsel; Dale Shumway, CAWCD Board President; Bill Plummer, Regional Director, Reclamation; Lynn Sharpe, CAWCD Secretary. Standing, left to right – Dess Chappelear, Asst. Project Manager, Arizona Projects Office, Reclamation; Tom Koenekamp, Franzoy, Corey & Associates; Frank Rogers, President, HVID; Jack Williams, CAWCD Board; Fred Corey, Franzoy, Corey, and Assoc.; W. T. Gladden, HVID Board Director; LeGrande Neilson, Reclamation, Contracts and Repayment; Bob Farrer, Vice President, Franzoy, Corey & Assoc.; Jim Green, HVID Counsel; Harry Porterfield, HVID Secretary. Photo courtesy of HVID.