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    -From the Reclaimation Record, Janurary issue:

    The excavator moved westward on the Arizona Canal from Lateral 13 1/2 - 16.  Surveys in progress for the new line of the Arizona Canal through Cave Creek wash.

    Arizona Crosscut Canal, work was advanced on the fill and form work for the flume and forebay. 

    Contract was awarded for construction of Evergreen and Indian Bend wasteway structures on the Arizona Canal.

    Cleaning and repairing crews were mostly laid off during the month with one outfit being kept on the north side engaged in lateral construction work.

    Water delivery continued during the month, both on the north and south side.

    Agriculture conditions were excellent.

    Preparations for enlargement of the Grand Canal.

    Western Canal Construction Company almost completed excavation of the Western Canal under their contract and contract for structures was awarded.

    All work on the service of the Western Canal has been completed except for two bridges.

    Good progress was made on the Highline Canal system by contract.  Contractors on the 54 inch pipeline for this canal have started work, and have approximately 100 feet of pipe laid.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/31/1913)

    -The Phoenix canal from Granite Reef is always full. It never varies 2,000 inches in twelve hours. The canal for Chandler varies, and can be cut down by 9,000 inches.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -The south branch of the Consolidated is slopping over it's banks near the head, but the water is lost before it gets down to the lower laterals. In the nine miles between the pumping station and Central Avenue there is a loss of thirty percent of the water of the Western Canal. This is by actual measurement. Eight hundred inches out of the head are lost by seepage and evaporation.

    The Consolidated is built for carrying a head of 14,000 miners' inches, but it is now carrying a load of 15,300 inches. That is still not enough. Money has been asked for to meet this situation, but for a year and a half it has not been forthcoming, says H.S. Reed.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

    -Supervisor Ackuff and Dana have gotten the steel from Tempe to build the bridges over the Consolidated and Eastern Canals.  Work will start immediately.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/27/1913)

    -The steel and concrete bridge over the Consolidated Canal is nearly finished, and will be ready for use on this side of a week.  The structure will cost in the end about $2,500, and is being built by the county.

    The Reclamation Service is building a cement waste ways near the bridge to take care of the waste water from the Eastern Canal.  This work is led by Superintendent Sprague of the Mesa office.

    The completion of the bridge will be part of the new state highway, and provide a better outlet for the Higley district.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/8/1913)


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