Lima Dam and Reservoir – Lima MT

Description

One of the first PWA-funded projects to be approved and completed in Montana was that for a new reservoir for Beaverhead County. The project involved the damming of the Red Rock River, resulting in the formation of the Lima Reservoir.

Big Timber Pioneer, a Montana newspaper, reported in January 1934 that the county received a 30% PWA grant toward the completion of the project. The newspaper announced the project’s completion by September 1934. The dam was reported to have cost $75,000.

Source notes

"$150 for Each Montanan, Uncle Sam's Part in Welfare by Loans and Grants"; Big Timber Pioneer, Jan. 25, 1934, page 6.
"Road and Oil Projects Under Way Call for Expenditure of $4,000,000"; Big Timber Pioneer, Sept. 13, 1934, page 1.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2014.

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Location Info


Lima, MT

Coordinates: 44.65687, -112.36905

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