Willacy County Irrigation System – Raymondville TX

Description

A massive long-term project undertaken with PWA funding was the construction of a waterworks and irrigation system in Willacy County, TX.

The $4,853,000 PWA allotment aided nearly 75,000 combined acres in Willacy and Hidalgo counties. The work included “a pumping plant, settling basin, canals and distributing pipe line.” (The Orange Leader)

Source notes

http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth289540/m1/1
"Five Million Alloted PWA Project"; The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 290, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 10, 1933
http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299629/m1/4/zoom/?q=PWA

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 15, 2014.

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Location Info


Raymondville, TX

Location notes: Marker is for the city of Raymondville, the county seat of Willacy county.

Coordinates: 26.4814565, -97.783051

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