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Tempe Canal, South Side Salt River in Tempe, Mesa & Phoenix, Tempe, Maricopa County, AZ



B&W Photos

HB67444
Building A Brush Dam

HB67445
A Crude Headgate

HB67446
Building New Chandler Falls Power Plant, View Showing Installation Of Penstock

HB67447
Chandler Falls Site, Before Razing

HB67448
Division Gates Of The Consolidated Canal, Looking Northeast

HB67449
Tempe Crosscut Canal, Looking West From Division Gates

HB67450
Chandler Falls, Looking Upstream (from North)

HB67451
Chandler Falls, Looking Downstream, And Downhill From The Edge Of The Mesa (from South)

HB67452
Tempe Canal, Section 17 (tin, R5e), Looking East Towards The Mesa

HB67453
Tempe Canal, Looking South From Apache Boulevard, Showing New Apartments And Old Farm Silos

HB67454
Tempe Canal, Looking North From The Superstition Freeway At The Point Where The Canal Turns West Toward The Superstition Flume

HB67455
Flume Over The Superstition Freeway, Looking North

HB67456
Tempe Canal Along Price Road, Looking North From Baseline Road

HB67457
Junction Of The Tempe Canal And Western Canal, Looking North

HB67458
Hayden Ditch (lateral 5), Looking East Along 8th Street, East Of Dorsey

HB67459
Hayden Ditch (lateral 5), Looking West Across Mcclintock Drive Toward Downtown Tempe

HB67460
Western Branch Right Of Way On Alameda Drive, Looking West From Dorsey

HB67461
Tail Race Of The Hayden Ditch, Looking East Toward The Tempe Bridge And Hayden's Butte, The Site Of Charles Hayden's Vision Of The Tempe Canal

HB67462
Right Of Way Of The Trunk Ditch, Looking Southwest Toward Mesa Country Club

HB67463
1934 Aerial Of Tempe Canal, Sections 9, 16, And 17 (t1n R5e) (top Of Page Is North)

HB67464
1934 Aerial Of Tempe Canal, Sections 19 And 30 (t1n R5e) And Sections 24 And 25 (t1n R4e) (top Of Page Is North)

HB67465
1988 Aerial Of Tempe Canal, Sections 9, 16 And 17 (t1n R5e) (left Of Page Is North)

HB67466
1988 Aerial Of Tempe Canal, Sections 30 And 31 (t1n R5e) And Sections 25 And 36 (t1n R4e) (top Of Page Is North)


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Mesa & Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-16
Building/structure dates: 1871 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1887 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1894 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work

Subjects
Canals


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Building a brush dam. Location unknown. Photographer: Unknown, no date. Source: Salt River Project Archives (SRPA)
2. A crude headgate. Location unknown. Photographer: Unknown, n.d. Source: SRPA
3. Building new Chandler Falls Power Plant, view showing installation of penstock. Photographer: Unknown, c. 1919. Source: SRPA
4. Chandler Falls site, before razing. Photographer: Unknown, c. 1950. Source: SRPA
5. Division Gates of the Consolidated Canal, looking northeast. The Tempe Canal heads here (left). Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
6. Tempe Crosscut Canal, looking west from Division Gates. Lateral at left is for local delivery of irrigation water. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
7. Chandler Falls, looking upstream (from north). Golf tee of the Mesa Country Club on right. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
8. Chandler Falls, looking downstream, and downhill from the edge of the mesa (from south). Penstock and foundation of the hydropower plant visible on left. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
9. Tempe Canal, Section 17 (TIN, R5E), looking east towards the mesa. This is the oldest part of the canal still in use. Photographer: Mark Durben, June 1989. Source: SRPA
10. Tempe Canal, looking south from Apache Boulevard, showing new apartments and old farm silos. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
11. Tempe Canal, looking north from the Superstition Freeway at the point where the canal turns west toward the Superstition flume. Equipment in center is beginning excavation for the pipe headworks. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
12. Flume over the Superstition Freeway, looking north. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
13. Tempe Canal along Price Road, looking north from Baseline Road. This is the section of the canal which will be piped. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
14. Junction of the Tempe Canal and Western Canal, looking north. Photographer: Mark Durben, February 1989. Source: SRPA
15. Hayden Ditch (Lateral 5), looking east along 8th Street, east of Dorsey. This is an unimproved section of the ditch. Photographer: Mark Durben, June 1989. Source: SRPA
16. Hayden Ditch (Lateral 5), looking west across McClintock Drive toward downtown Tempe. The deep, concrete lined ditch is typical of Rehabilitation and Betterment work. The fenced enclosure in the foreground is an SRP well which supplements the water supply of the ditch. In the background are visible an Arizona State University dormitory and Hayden's Butte. Photographer: Mark Durben, June 1989. Source: SRPA
17. Western Branch right of way on Alameda Drive, looking west from Dorsey. The piped ditch (Lateral 6) runs beneath the grassy median. The SRP control structure in the background diverts water for Lateral 7, formerly known as the Petersen Ditch. Photographer: Mark Durben, June 1989. Source: SRPA
18. Tail race of the Hayden Ditch, looking east toward the Tempe Bridge and Hayden's Butte, the site of Charles Hayden's vision of the Tempe Canal. This ditch, which formerly supplied the San Francisco Canal, has been out of service since the 1950s. Photographer: Mark Durben, June 1989. Source: SRPA
19. Right of way of the Trunk Ditch, looking southwest toward Mesa Country Club. This is the site of a piped supply from SRP pump 29.9E-5N to the Tempe Canal. A small was ditch is also visible. Photographer: Mark Durben June 1989 Source: SRPA
20. 1934 aerial of Tempe Canal, Sections 9, 16, and 17 (T1N R5E) (top of page is north). The Tempe Crosscut is seen as the dark line entering from top right, which turns north, then curves around the Chandler Falls powerhouse. The canal then curves slowly around to the southwest. The old Trunk Ditch is visible at the top of the curve, coming in from the northeast. A wasteway (top left) runs west from the canal to the Salt River. Photographer: Unknown, 1934. Source: SRP Cartographic Drafting
21. 1934 aerial of Tempe Canal, Sections 19 and 30 (T1N R5E) and Sections 24 and 25 (T1N R4E) (top of page is north). The main canal enters the picture at upper right and curves out of picture at lower right. The Hayden Branch (thin dark line) runs from top of picture to the southwest, then curves to the west. The Western Branch enters picture running parallel to main canal, then angles off to southwest. Photographer: Unknown, 1934. Source: SRP Cartographic Drafting
22. 1988 aerial of Tempe Canal, Sections 9, 16 and 17 (T1N R5E) (left of page is north). Tempe Crosscut enters from center left. The Trunk Ditch right of way is visible just north of Mesa Country Club as a gray line running along the edge of a vacant lot. The Salt River bed is in the upper left corner. Photographer: Unknown, 1988. Source: SRP Cartographic Drafting
23. 1988 aerial of Tempe Canal, Sections 30 and 31 (T1N R5E) and Sections 25 and 36 (T1N R4E) (top of page is north). Tempe Canal cuts across top right of picture, then reenters at center right along the north side of the Superstition Freeway before turning south and crossing the freeway on a flume. White lines show the alignment of the Price Freeway. Also visible, upper left, is the Western Branch angling from the northeast toward McClintock Drive. Photographer: Unknown, 1988. Source: SRP Cartographic Drafting.


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