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Water Facts - U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 1905-1951

The Bureau of Reclamation and its predecessor built numerous water structures to reclaim the arid west for farming. Over 14,000 square miles of farmland received water and the West bloomed.

  • 339 reservoirs
  • 154 diversion dams
  • 7,670 miles of irrigation canals
  • 1,170 miles of pipelines
  • 270 miles of tunnels
  • 267 pumping plants
  • 52 hydroelectric power plants

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