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American Experience | The Columbia Basin Project | PBS

Duration: 01:05
Program: American Experience
Broadcast Date: Apr. 4, 2012

In the spring of 1952, work was finally underway on the Columbia Basin Project, a huge system of canals, tunnels, and aqueducts that would flow out of the Grand Coulee reservoir. The irrigation system carried water from Grand Coulee Dam to 66,000 acres of farmland. By 2012, the acreage increased more than ten fold to 671,000.

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Post Date: September 15, 2013