Beulah Reservoir Stone Walls – Vale OR

City:
Vale, OR

Site Type:
Forestry and Agriculture, Irrigation Water and Canals

New Deal Agencies:
Conservation and Public Lands, Work Relief Programs, Bureau of Reclamation (BuRec), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Started:
1939

Completed:
1939

Quality of Information:
Good

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Beulah Reservoir, also known as Agency Valley Reservoir, was created with the completion of the Agency Valley Damn in 1935. Throughout 1939, the Bureau of Reclamation supervised enrollees at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) spike camp. They built a stone parapet wall on the upstream crest of the new damn. The spike camp was CCC Camp Vale, or Company BR-45 which worked on the Vale Project.

The basalt stone wall runs on both sides of the road that crosses the top of the damn. The stone signature plaque left to commemorate their work is located on the eastern end of the wall.

Source notes

"Beulah Reservoir & Hot Springs," Oregon Discovery website. Viewed December 24, 2022. https://oregondiscovery.com/beulah-reservoir

Pfaff, Christine (2010) The Bureau of Reclamation's Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy: 1933-1942. Denver, CO: Department of Interior publication. pp. 208.

Site originally submitted by Jim Reed on December 24, 2022.

Location Info


Beulah Road
Juntura, OR 97911

Coordinates: 43.906547, -118.152694

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