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Irrigation in the United States

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Professor Elwood Mead, expert in charge of the Irrigation Investigations of the United States Department of Agriculture, appeared before the United States Industrial Commission on June 11 and 12, 1901, to testify on the subject of irrigation in the United States. His testimony presented a review of the irrigation situation in the United States, including not only the arid region of the West, but also the humid sections of the South and East, where in two States alone more land had been brought under irrigation during the past five years than in any single State in the arid region during the same period. The testimony also deals briefly, but in some detail, with the practical aspects of extending public aid to irrigation, either through the State or national governments.

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United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Experiment Stations

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English

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1901 - Irrigation in the United States - Testimony of Elwood Mead before U.S. Industrial Commission, June 11-12, 1901

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