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Kachess Dam, Kachess River, 1.5 miles north of Interstate 90 , Easton, Kittitas County, WA



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Location
1.5 miles north of Interstate 90, Easton%252525252Bvicinity, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WA-79
Significance: The dam and reservoir provide nearly a quarter of the water stored for the Yakima Project, which irrigates the Yakima Valley in central Washington. The valley, while blessed with a greater natural water supply than most arid regions, required an integrated, valley-wide system dependent on stored water in order to realize its agricultural potential. Private irrigation companies lacked the capitol and the engineering expertise to make such an investment in the valley, but the 1902 Newlands Act enabled the U.S. Reclamation Service to do so...

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
SETTING AND UPSTREAM FACE OF DAM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST (Buried conduit segment of inlet channel in foreground, Gatehouse and Gate Tower in center background)
UPSTREAM FACE, LOOKING WEST (Gatehouse and Gate Tower to right)
UPSTREAM FACE OF DAM, GATEHOUSE, TOWER AND INLET CHANNEL BELOW BURIED CONDUIT SECTION, LOOKING SOUTH
DOWNSTREAM FACE, LOOKING EAST FROM DAM TOE
AERIAL VIEW OF UPSTREAM FACE, GATEHOUSE AND TOWER, 1936 SPILLWAY AND OUTLET CHANNEL OF KACHESS DAM, VIEW EAST
AERIAL VIEW OF KACHESS DAM, DOWNSTREAM FACE, VIEW SOUTH
AERIAL VIEW OF KACHESS STORAGE DAM AND KACHESS RESERVOIR, VIEW WEST
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 30 September 1911 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "CUT-OFF TRENCH. PICTURE TAKEN NEAR STA. 12+50 LOOKING WEST"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 30 September 1911 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "GENERAL VIEW OF DAM SITE TAKEN FROM EAST BANK SHOWING TRESTLE FOR CONCRETE CORE-WALL, TRESTLE FOR CONCRETING DAM CONDUIT, EXCAVATION FOR GLAZED PIPE DRAIN AND IN FOREGROUND ON LEFT SECTION OF SAME COMPLETED"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 26 April 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "TRESTLE TO BE USED IN HANDLING EMBANKMENT MATERIAL, ALSO SHOWS THE HEIGHT OF FILL IN CUT-OFF TRENCH, THE CUT-OFF TRENCH AND CORE-WALL TRENCH IN HILL AT EAST END OF DAM"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 22 May 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "SHOWING CORE-WALL AT EAST END OF DAM EXTENDING INTO EMBANKMENT"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, August 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING DAM AFTER REMOVING OF TRESTLE"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, August 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "A VIEW OF METHOD OF DAM CONSTRUCTION"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, August 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "RIPRAP, SHOWING THICKNESS"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 1 November 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "GENERAL VIEW OF DAM, LOOKING EAST STATION 5-75, ALSO SHOWING STEEL BRIDGE" TO GATEHOUSE
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 16 September 1913 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "VIEW OF LOG BOOM COMPOSED OF TIMBER CUT DURING CLEARING OPERATIONS OF THE RESERVOIR SITE"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 6 June 1914 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "CATERPILLAR TRACTOR USED TO HAUL LOGS TO THE LAKE AND WOOD AND TIE TIMBER TO THE MILL AT EASTON"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 29 May 1911 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "MESS TENTS AND KITCHEN OF NEW CAMP"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 29 May 1911 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "NEW OFFICE BUILDING AND CLERICAL FORCE"
Photographic copy of photograph, photographer unknown, 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "WATCHMAN'S HOUSE"
Photographic copy of photograph, B.G. James, photographer, 9 September 1935 (original print located at National Archives and Records Center, Denver, Colorado). "DEBRIS IN SPILLWAY BASIN PILED BY HAND [BY CCC WORKERS]"
Photographic copy of photograph, B.G. James, photographer, 15 October 1935 (original print located at National Archives and Records Center, Denver, Colorado). "ENTRANCE TO CAMP, MESS HALL TO RIGHT"
Photographic copy of photograph, B.G. James, photographer, 15 October 1935 (original print located at National Archives and Records Center, Denver, Colorado).
Photographic copy of photograph, B.G. James, photographer, 15 October 1935 (original print located at National Archives and Records Center, Denver, Colorado). "PERSONNEL IN CONNECTION WITH WORK. LEFT TO RIGHT - PAUL TAYLOR (BUREAU), CAPTAIN ORDWAY (ARMY), LIEUT. MCCALL (ARMY), LIEUT. LAWSON (ARMY), CAMP SUPT H.E. HOLMAN, MECHANIC WM. PROCTOR [WHO SUPERVISED CCC WORKERS]"
Photographic copy of photograph, B.G. James, photographer, 25 August 1936 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yaikma, Washington). "PILING IN UPPER END OF LITTLE LAKE"
Photographic copy of photograph, B.G. James, photographer, 25 August 1936 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "FIRE GUARD AND CAMP LOCATED AT UPPER END OF LAKE"
Photographic copy of photograph, Joseph Yolo, photographer, 1936 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "WAHT A GOVERNMENT CANAL AND AN ASSURED WATER SUPPLY WILL DO IN A DESERT AREA IS SHOWN IN THIS AIR VIEW OF A SECTION OF THE YAKIMA FEDERAL RECLAMATION PROJECT IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON. THE MAIN CANAL IS SEEN RUNNING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE VALLEY WITH PATCHES OF ORCHARDS AND FIELDS ON EITHER SIDE, BUT ABOVE THE CANAL LINE THE SAGE BRUSH DESERT REMAINS, AS CAN BE SEEN ON THE LEFT. THE YAKIMA PROJECT SUPPORTS MORE THAN 110,000 PEOPLE IN A TERRITORY WHICH WAS DESERT 35 YEARS AGO. MANY OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS WHO CAME, LIKE THOSE WHO ARE NOW SETTLING ON THE VALE PROJECT, TO BREAK THE RAW DESERT LAND, ARE STILL LIVING ON THESE NEATLY CHECKERBOARDED FARMS"
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, June 1909 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "YAKIMA BASIN WASHINGTON, SHOWING RECLAMATION PROJECTS"
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, July 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "GENERAL MAP OF DAMSITE AND VICINITY
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, May 1910 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "PLAN OF FINAL CONSTRUCTION"
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, circa 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "KACHESS LAKE, SHEET No. 1"
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, August 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "WATER SUPPLY TANK"
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, August 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "SPILLWAY CONCRETE PLANT"
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, August 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "PLAN OF SHOPS"
Photocopy of construction drawing, U.S. Reclamation Service, August 1912 (original print located at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Upper Columbia Area Office, Yakima, Washington). "PLAN OF KITCHEN AND MESS TENTS"


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