The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 19, 1951 · Page 7
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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 7

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Sunday, August 19, 1951
Page 7
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TO BE FimSHED JiV 1953 Construction of Falcon Dam Running Ahead of Schedule miles long. Almost from its OTisiaCorpus Christ! CALLER-TIMES, Sun., Aug. 19, 1951 ; in Colorado, its waters we used,' - · over and over again for irriga- The ; geiieriiticms on the Mexican side, u Su a * *« 'T that U r ^^ «*"«**»'» «*' Mexico are worksnsf tugethe- v/rau * 1 . J * a v e W'-* iVKises. The ; geiieriiticms on the control the w a t e r s of Use R; 0|fe °- 00 °- a e;re r e s e r v o i r will put: U is hard for them. Orande. " Countless farms, and at least four | One- of Loosest The first i r - "*' TM * vater - Mh The first big project in a long- Much of the tune hardly bigger ' ,, . -,, . onm» nf fi t. ' "-·"-" w " :c mite nanny cigger range program to curb and usei.. ,,. pl u } ose who R!Ust mcveiihjtn a good-sized creek,'the Rio the border-stream waters is the if P 101 J« er families whose ances-j Grande is nevertheless one of the Falcon Dam^75 miles downstreani r'i^^Jllff ®^ r * t ' iree - four andl'onsest rivers in the world--1.SOO Sls!2Sl;i;5 S£SSt£iS;^,Sf £S from Laredo and 110 Gulf of Mexico. from the j But t h e r e is a disearteuiag ifltlctuation. D u r i n g periods of : h e a v y irrigation upstream and ; little raiiifalt. Lower Valley irrigators find th? stream almost dry, Then come heavy rains, more than the stream or its smaller present ! reservoirs can handle. Thousanisj ;o:' acre-feet of water then flow u n - j 'used into the Gulf or smash across' i farmlands. ; i T' -· F,-K'i,m is one of thr-ee dams' ·:.", .» Rio Grande planned in the! ' i b M j \vater t r e a t y between t h e j |U. S. and Mexico. j ] Surveys have beer, made for the second dam project, far upstream- in the Texas Big Eend country. It would impound 5,200,000 acre-feet of water, much more than Falcon. A m i d d l e dam--someplace between the Big Bend and Falcon- is to be built later. AYheu you tliluk ot beautiful lute, think firs* ·! r*r- kius Millinery Salon, Second "They fixed my flute,' soys JHOP" «XH: IcopardU 1'lH'iw 2-5333 I to Mr(i(f Ph.-.v. Tliis $48 million barrier is now haif complete. Other dams, backing up huge reservoirs behind them, will be built upstream. The five-mile-long Falcon Dair. will be the largest in the western Hemisphere to be biiilt by inte: national treaty. It will be" longer than any dam in the United' States. Division of costs was determined on the basis of what percentages of Rio Grande flow comes 'torn tributaries on each side of the border. The U. S. is paying 58.G percent of the cost, Mexico 41.4 percent. Irrigation water, essential to the lush citrus orchards and vear round vegetable fields of the Lower Rio Grande V a 1 1 e y, will be measured out on the same per renlage basin. On Either Siilc There will be a power plant on i each side of the Falcon Dam. One will serve the U. S., the other Mexico. The dam will irrigate almost a million acres in an area where irrigation already has created a wealthy orange, grapefruit, cotton and t a b l e vegetable industry .Holding 3.3 million acre-feet pf I water, it will control flood waters which have periodically destroyed river b o t t o m farmlands. These Hoods are often reflected in rising prices at your grocery store with in a few days. It will c r e a t e an 80,000-acrej, lake, 50 miles long-- a hunter's and angler's mecca. An Iowa firm, C. F. Lytle Co of Sioux City, has the multi-mil lion d o l l a r contract. Falcon i scheduled for completion in 195 Already m e n a n d m a c h i n e s ahead of schedule, have: 1. 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