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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value

  

Project # 385

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service
Supplemental Service
Temporary Irrigation Service
Number of Irrigated Farms
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands
Total Irrigable Lands

Population Served:
Farm Population Served
Non-Farm Population Served
Total Population Served

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

  

Project Water Supply

Current Conditions



Streamflow

Daily Streamflow Conditions for Arizona (USGS)
Daily Streamflow Conditions for California (USGS)
Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)
Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for Colorado River Basin
Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map
Explanation of Palmer Drought Severity Index (Text)


Historic Conditions

Annual Precipitation
Normal3.60 in
Maximum - 19786.95 in
Minimum - 19641.13 in
Blythe, California 1961-1990

Temperature
Mean Annual71.8 ?F
Daily Maximum - 06/27/1973122 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/01/19890 ?F
Blythe, California 1931-1996
Growing Season277 days
Elevation of Irrigable area230-285 ft

Colorado River -

See Boulder Canyon Project for streamflow data

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Project Water Quality

Imperial Reservoir

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Facilities in Operation
Diversion Facilities
Levees
Drain

  

Facilities in Operation
Diversion Dam1
Levees3
Drain 1

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Diversion Facilities
http://www.usbr.gov/dataweb/dams/az10314.htm
Type:Concrete ogee gated weir, embankment wing
LocationOn the Colorado River, 9 miles north of Blythe, California.
Year Completed1957
Dimensions:
Structure height 50 ft
Hydraulic height46 ft
Weir crest length150 ft
Weir crest width20 ft
Total length11,300 ft
Weir crest elevation259.0 ft
Crest elevation296.0 ft
Volume157,000 yd3
Spillway:Concrete gate structure, three 50 by 24.91 ft radial gates.
Hadworks:Concrete, four 8 by 12 ft radial gates.
Diversion capacity1,800 cfs

1 Total length of dam and spillway is about 1,850 feet

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Levees
California Levee
Type:Earth embankment
LocationOn the California side of the Colorado River about 2 miles downstream from San Bernardino-Riverside County line.
Construction period1958
Length1.14 mi
Dimensions:
Top width20 ft
Side slopes:
River side2:1
Land side1.5:1
Volume of embankment26,076 yd3
Volume of gravel blanket646 yd3
Area peotected:acres
Design flood75,000 cfs

Upper Arizona Levee
Type:Earth embankment and rock riprap
LocationExtends upstream for about 8 miles from the end of the Colorado River Indian Reservation Main Canal.
Construction period1956-1958
Length8 mi
Dimensions:
Top width20 ft
Side slopes:
River side2:1
Land side1.5:1
Volume of embankment91,022 yd3
Volume of gravel blanket14,812 yd3
Selected surfacing16,859 yd3
Area peotected:Colorado River Indian Reservation lands.
Design flood75,000 cfs

Lower Arizona Levee
Type:Earth embankment and rock riprap
LocationExtends 21 miles upstream on the Arizona side of the river from the left abutment of Palo Verde Diversion Dam to near the end of the Main Canal.
Construction period1956-1958
Length21 mi
Dimensions:
Top width20 ft
Side slopes:
River side2:1
Land side1.5:1
Volume of embankment1,051,767 yd3
Volume of gravel blanket1,007 yd3
Volume of riprap57,066 yd3
Selected surfacing44,242 yd3
Area peotected:Colorado River Indian Reservation lands.
Design flood75,000 cfs
Length of levee road21 mi

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Drain
LocationOn the land side of the Lower Arizona Levee, parallel to the levee except for the last mile where it diverges and ends at a point in the Colorado River approximately 2,000 feet downstream.
Construction period1956
Length21 mi
Capacity30-128 cfs
Typical section:
Bottom width, variable10-20 ft
Side slopes:2:1
Water table slope0.00076
Depth to water table below average ground surface5.5 ft
Volume - excavation1,045,503 yd3
Number of drainage structures6

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Last updated: May 11, 2011