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Photo Archive From the 1940's


 

Photo Archive:  From the 1940's


 

Beaver are introduced to improve stream flow management during a beaver planting operation on Sower’s Creek Beaver are introduced to improve stream flow management during a beaver planting operation on Sower’s Creek.
  • Photo taken August 24, 1942.
  • Photographer Ralph H. Felker.
Land leveling with a district-owned Case Model D tractor and Miskin 1 ½ yard scraper. Land leveling with a district-owned Case Model D tractor and Miskin 1 ½ yard scraper. Leveling operations by a district-hired operator performed on the C. E. Rich farm at Morgan, Utah.
  • Photo taken October 10, 1944.
  • Photographer J.D. Schott.
Irrigation cement forms are shown by SCS employees Peterson and Murray. Irrigation cement forms are shown by SCS employees Peterson and Murray. They show how units of the new type steel form (which they invented) fit together to make various types of cement structures used in connection with the soil and water conservation program. This picture shows "double deck" use of form units.
  • Photo taken August, 1945.
  • Photographer V.A. Surface.
Torrey Irrigation Company owner is shown examining a homemade wooden stave, noting the irregular alignment; weak deteriorated condition and high coefficient of friction Torrey Irrigation Company owner is shown examining a homemade wooden stave, noting the irregular alignment; weak deteriorated condition and high coefficient of friction. Four-hundred and eighty-two feet of this pipe is to be torn out and the section realigned, shortened and replaced. The flume will be shortened by putting the new outlet 150 feet to the left of the present outlet.
  • Photo taken March 26, 1946.
  • Photographer Wayne Miles.
Hanksville irrigation headgate is visible in lower left corner. Water is full of silt and tends to fill up irrigation structures by deposition. Hanksville irrigation headgate is visible in lower left corner. Water is full of silt and tends to fill up irrigation structures by deposition. Nearby town of Giles was abandoned because of man's inability to control this river for irrigation and it is now a ghost town.
  • September, 1946.
  • Photographer V.A. Surface.
Price River restoration Price River restoration. Top photo shows piling, cable and tree revetment on Price River, with plantings of willow cuttings, Russian olive and other species. Shows initial stage in formation of vegetative revetments. Silt beds are planted to native vegetation suitable for holding banks. After the piling has rotted away a permanent vegetative revetment remains. September, 1940. Photographer Berlyn Brixner.

Bottom photo, a repeat of above (6 years later). Revetment is badly in need of maintenance. Silt bar has high alkali content but Russian olive and willows will grow. Lower end of piling, tree and cable revetment is badly in need of structural repair.
  • Photo taken September, 1946.
  • Photographer Ralph H. Felker