Olais Road Water Management System – Strum WI

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This water management system was built by the SCS or Soil Management Service and its function remains the same as when it was constructed in 1936. The purpose of this concrete structure is to maintain a safe level of water which passes through a culvert under Oalis road near Strum, Wisconsin. The Soil Conservation Service was created in 1935 as a part of the Department of Agriculture which the purpose of preventing floods, run off, and other detrimental effects to top soil.

Source notes

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression. . Encyclopedia.com. 15 Mar. 2021 .” Encyclopedia.com, Encyclopedia.com, 18 Mar. 2021, www.encyclopedia.com/economics/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/soil-conservation-service-scs.

Buhl , Lindsey. “AA Soil Conservation Service 1936.” Dust Bowl, scalar.usc.edu/works/dust-bowl/aa-soil-conservation-service-1936.

“Drainage Water Management Facts.” Drainage Water Management Facts | Soil and Water Conservation Society, 2021, www.swcs.org/resources/conservation-media-library/drainage-water-management-facts.

Photos Courtesy of Josh Skoug and Connor Iverson

Project originally submitted by Connor Iverson on March 26, 2021.

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Location Info


Olais Road
Strum, WI 54770

Coordinates: 44.5169161, -91.3237862

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