Friant Kern Canal Friant Dam Friant California

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Title

Friant Kern Canal Friant Dam Friant California

Subject

Dams -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Flood control -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Irrigation -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Fresno County (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Friant Dam (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Friant-Kern Canal (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

Friant Dam pictured here was classified as ready for service in November 1944. In July 1945 Peter Kiewit & Sons Company of Omaha, Nebraska was awarded the contract to build the Friant-Kern Canal. The Friant-Kern Canal outlet works are located on the left side of the spillway. The canal travels in a southerly direction over 152 miles carrying water from Millerton Lake to the Kern River four miles west of Bakersfield. Excavation work began in August 1945. On July 9, 1949, 2,500 people watched a former Reclamation location engineer and a citrus grower from the town of Lindsay usher in the first delivery of water. The system became fully operational on June 29, 1951. Except for the Delta-Mendota Canal, the Friant-Kern is the largest lined canal in the West.

Source

1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1945

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0159

Coverage

ca 1945

Files

frp0159a.jpg

Citation

“Friant Kern Canal Friant Dam Friant California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 22, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1806.

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