Salt River Project – Tempe AZ

Description

The Salt River Project is the source of energy for most of this area, providing affordable electricity, and electricity in general for large geographical areas.

"1935-1938: In an effort to supplement its workforce during the Depression, SRP contracted with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to conduct maintenance and construction work on the canal system. The CCC crews typically completed projects including: building fences, creating trails for trucks, constructing levees or dykes, clearing laterals, lining and piping waterways, or upgrading water control structures with stone masonry or rubble lining. In less than three years, men from the CCC worked with SRP and for the Valley community completing over 700 separate jobs."

Source notes

Project submitted by Patrick Meister.

http://www.srpnet.com/about/history/timelinetext.aspx

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Location Info


1521 N. Project Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281

Location notes:
Location is for the Salt River Project headquarters.

Coordinates: 33.446700, -111.952288

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