Irrigation in Colorado (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1910 - Irrigation - 48 pages
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Page 27 - An act making appropriations for the sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five," approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, a lien or liens is hereby authorized to be created by the State to which such lands are granted and by no other authority whatever, and when created shall be valid on and against the separate legal subdivisions of land reclaimed for the actual cost and necessary expenses of reclamation...
Page 27 - ... and when an ample supply of water is actually furnished in a substantial ditch or canal, or by artesian wells or reservoirs, to reclaim a particular tract or tracts of such lands, then patents shall issue for the same to such State without regard to settlement or cultivation...
Page 35 - The water of every natural stream, not heretofore appropriated, within the state of Colorado, is hereby declared to be the property of the public, and the same is dedicated to the use of the people of the state, subject to appropriation as hereinafter provided.
Page 35 - The right to divert the unappropriated waters of any natural stream to beneficial uses shall never be denied. Priority of appropriation shall give the better right as between those using the water for the same purpose...
Page 27 - States in the reclamation of the desert lands therein, and the settlement, cultivation and sale thereof in small tracts to actual settlers...
Page 10 - The following table gives the average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and the first in the fall, at various stations within the area and at Menomonee, Michigan.
Page 39 - It is one thing to recognize the advantages of irrigation; another to provide for it. It is believed, however, that it is possible to control enough water to irrigate from 1 to 10 acres of land on each of thousands of farms where complete irrigation is not possible, and that this can be done by one of the three following plans: (1...
Page 12 - This map shows the average number of days between the last killing frost in the spring and the first in the fall for twelve years, 1899 to 1910.
Page 27 - States having desert lands, not to exceed 1 000 000 acres of such lands under certain conditions. The Colorado Legislature, in 1895, accepted the conditions, and the grants of land to the State, under the provisions of the Act of Congress, and provided for the manner in which the irrigation, reclamation, occupation, and disposal of the same should be carried out. The...
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