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Home > Alaska > Chatanika vicinity > Davidson Ditch Waste Water Weir, Mile 63 of Alaska's Steese Highway, Chatanika, Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK



B&W Photos
Photograph Taken From The South Looking North Across An Eroded Area
HB413
Photograph Taken From The South Looking North Across An Eroded Area
Photograph Taken From North Side Of Davidson Ditch Looking South Along Length Of Flume--vegetation Not Removed As Per Alaska Department Of Transportation Personnel.
HB414
Photograph Taken From North Side Of Davidson Ditch Looking South Along Length Of Flume--vegetation Not Removed As Per Alaska Department Of Transportation Personnel.
Photograph Taken From Within The Flume (mid-point) Looking North Into The Ditch.
HB415
Photograph Taken From Within The Flume (mid-point) Looking North Into The Ditch.
Photograph Take From East Side Of Flume Looking North Toward The Ditch.
HB416
Photograph Take From East Side Of Flume Looking North Toward The Ditch.


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Item Title


Location
Mile 63 of Alaska's Steese Highway, Chatanika vicinity, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-5
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Significance: The Davidson Ditch was among the State's earliest long distance aqueducts and it played an important role in the development of Alaska's gold-mining industry. J.B. Lippincott, consulting engineer for the project, was assistant chief engineer on the Los Angeles Aqueduct completed in 1913 and a man of international reputation in the world of hydraulic engineering. Further data on his relationship with the Davidson Ditch may be found at the Water Resources Center Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Subjects
Water Supply
Waste Disposal
Hydraulic Engineering


Related Names
Lippincott, J. B.
Fairbanks Exploration Company
Peterson, Laurence A., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM THE SOUTH LOOKING NORTH ACROSS AN ERODED AREA. THE SOUTH END OF THE FLUME HAS COLLAPSED.
2. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM NORTH SIDE OF DAVIDSON DITCH LOOKING SOUTH ALONG LENGTH OF FLUME--VEGETATION NOT REMOVED AS PER ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PERSONNEL.
3. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM WITHIN THE FLUME (MID-POINT) LOOKING NORTH INTO THE DITCH.
4. PHOTOGRAPH TAKE FROM EAST SIDE OF FLUME LOOKING NORTH TOWARD THE DITCH.


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