All-American Canal in Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif: Hearings Before the Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands, House of Representatives, Sixty-Sixth Congress, on the Bill to Assist in Increasing the Productive Agricultural Area of Imperial and Coachella Valleys, Calif., and for Other Purposes (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1920 - Canals - 620 pages
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