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California water resources
A 1923 report prepared by the California Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering and Irrigation, along with a Consulting Board consisting of members of the civil engineering profession. The engineering department was tasked with determining the maximum amount of water that could be delivered to the maximum area of land, the maximum control of flood waters, the maximum storage of waters, the effects of deforestation and all possible and practicable uses for such waters in California. The engineering department was further tasked with determining a comprehensive plan for the accomplishment of the maximum conservation, control, storage, distribution and application of all waters of the state, and to estimate the associated cost to implement the plan. The investigation concluded that there was ample land and water but that success in the financing and construction of irrigation works was dependent upon the accelerated colonization of the rural areas.
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"1923 - Water Resources of California, A Report to the Legislature of 1923, Bulletin No. 4" (2018). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 57.