Name: Site of Blythe Intake
Site Number: #948
Date Visited: 10/16/2016
Other Designation: N/A
Plaque Status: State Marker (Missing)
Location: 4950 U.S. 95, Blythe, CA 92225
Coordinates33.7319033,-114.5160508
Website: N/A

Description: 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.