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Hoover’s dam is one of the main reason why the irrigation changed Yuma/Southern Arizona. Hoover Dam control the Colorado River water. The colorado river is the main source of water used to irrigate crops, and when it over flows it destroy the crops and yuma will be filled with water. Which is when Hoover dam came and it can help control the flood. “Lives and property formerly at the mercy of the unbridled river are less likely destroyed by destructive floods.” The Hoover Dam is able to do much more than just control flood like it can control water for millions of acre, reduces the clogging sediment, helps the pollution-free, and fish and wildlife conservation.
Laguna Dam is also one of the main reason why irrigation changed in Yuma/ Southern
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All the Yuma projects were the reasons why we were able to expand and able to” irrigate 61,500 acres of land at the end of 1989.” Also the projects made the Yuma Country expand and got attention to many farmers/ developers, because they were able to farm more efficiently which means more produce which equals to profits. The Yuma Auxiliary project had a couple of positive and some negative effect. One of the positive was when the project was done they completed building “3.6 miles of canals and 18 miles of laterals.” The negative “was seepage bringing alkali to the surface. Rodents, especially rats and gophers, endangered project canals with their …show more content…
Which means that the project “increased population since there’s a lot of people celebrating” and could possibly got more people to live in yuma since they see potential. All the Yuma projects had increased more land to be irrigable since they were able to get more water now and use water efficiently so it was able to produce enormous crops. One of the negative is the steamboat. Ever since they build the Laguna Dam it completely “marked the end of the steamboat era.”Laguna Dam was why the beginning of irrigated agriculture occurred in 1909. Laguna Dam was really just a “diversion dam, channeling water from the Colorado River to irrigate millions of acres of farmland” so that is a huge positive effect on the Yuma Country and most of the projects had more positive than negative. So overall most of the yuma projects was successful and had more positive than negative effect on yuma country and now we have an expanding city that once came from nothing to something to an actual improving city. Mainly I think what made yuma expand was the gold rush after when california started to ran out of gold they came to Yuma to get gold and that’s mainly why yuma was popular but that’s off topic and is not what this whole thing is

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