SITE OF BLYTHE INTAKE


On July 17, 1877, Thomas Blythe, a San Francisco financier, filed the first legal claim for Colorado River water rights. Oliver Callaway planned a diversion dam and canal which opened in 1877 to irrigate the Palo Verde Valley. This made possible the settlement and development of the valley.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (948)
Visited: 10/16/2016
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