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Two separate Works Progress Administration projects made important improvements to the Oakdale Irrigation District.
“WPA Project No. 65-1-08-2241, amount approved $452,390 2/3/40, average employed 74 “Improve irrigation facilities of the Oakdale Irrigation District, including trimming and lining canals; constructing bulkheads; installing pipe, gate, valves, and pumping plants; constructing and reconstructing canals, ditches, and drains; raising canal banks with riprap; and performing appurtenant and incidental work. Publicly owned property.”
“WPA Project No. 165-1-08-331, $45,652, Approval date 4/30/41, average employed 97, total funds $91,775, Sponsor: Oakdale Irrigation District “Improve irrigation district facilities of the Oakdale Irrigation District in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Tuolumne Counties, including trimming and lining canals; constructing bulkheads and irrigation control devices; installing pipe, gates, valves, and pumping plants; reconstructing canals; raising canal banks; and performing appurtenant and incidental work. Publicly owned property.”
The OID was formed in 1909 for the purpose of delivering irrigation water to the agricultural lands within its boundaries. Geographically, the District encompasses parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Currently the District operates and maintains over 330 miles of laterals, pipelines, and tunnels, 25 deep wells, and 48 lift pumps to serve local customers. The District encompasses an area of approximately 80,900 acres, with an additional approximately 77,700 acres within its sphere of influence. Urban areas in the District include the cities of Oakdale and Valley Home located in Stanislaus County.
WPA job cards, Fresno Public Library San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center.
History of OID: (https://www.oakdaleirrigation.com/history-of-oid) accessed July 11, 2018.
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on July 11, 2018.