#CLIRwater Digitization Begins at NARA

Digitization of documents to be included in the CLIR water collection
began last week at the Riverside branch of the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). The first series digitized includes the project
histories of the All-American Canal. Construction on the canal commenced in
1934 and concluded in 1944. The All-American Canal flows along the California
and Mexico border where it provides water to several desert communities in
Southern California.

The maps below show the progress made on the canal during
the years 1936 and 1937. Note the thick, hand drawn, red line which represents
the completed sections of canal. 

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Series: All-American Canal Project Histories, 1948-1954.
Record Group 48: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior,
1826-2009. National Archives Identifier: 2292770