Cat Creek Dam and Reservoir – Hawthorne NV

Description

“One of the biggest undertakings [CCC Company 1915] took on was the building of Cat Creek Dam. Knowing water is a viable commodity in the desert, these men saw the uncontrolled use and abuse from being overgrazed and where deep-rooted sage was replaced with shallow rooted grasses and willows. The CCC men laid approximately 40,000 feet of pipe to carry the water from the back areas. They also built a dam to contain the water.”

Source notes

http://mcindependentnews.com/2013/08/civilian-conservation-corps-helped-shape-hawthorne/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 14, 2015.

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Location Info


Cat Creek Dam
Hawthorne, NV

Coordinates: 38.5455, -118.7125

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