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Collection  D 003:
Vallecito Dam (La Plata County, Colo.)
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Panorama of left abutment


Bateman, A. F.

Panorama of left abutment after clearing and stripping. Dragline is cleaning up preparatory to placing embankment in permanent cofferdam. Embankment seen in 82a is temporary cofferdam from waste material. Gravelly material on left bank is being used in inverted filter. Tripod supports sump pump. Taken from point 300 feet upstream from station 13+00.

Pine R - 082 a, b, c, & d


Subject terms:
Water diversion--Colorado--Pine River--Pictorial works--1938-1940
Pine River Irrigation Project (U.S.)--History
Vallecito Reservoir (Colo.)--History

Biographical note: Major C. A. Burns (grandfather of Dr. William R. Burns, the owner of the album containing the original photographic print) was a construction engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers in the construction of the Vallecito Dam, 1938-1940.

This digital image is 2007 Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College.                  Accession 2005:09015.
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