Big Goose Creek Water Intake Dam – Sheridan WY

City:
Sheridan, WY

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Water Supply

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Administration (PWA), Public Works Funding

Started:
1936

Completed:
1937

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

A water intake dam along Big Goose Creek, about 13 miles southwest of Sheridan, Wyoming, was part of a large waterworks project enabled by the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1936-7. The intake, which was located a few hundred feet west of “Section C”—which included filtration structures and a caretaker’s house—appears today much as it did during the Great Depression.

Source notes

Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 157.

National Archives: RG 135-SAR: Public Works Administration Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939.” Box 23, Wyoming File, Folder "17. Water Works."

Local source

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 26, 2022.

Location Info


Big Goose Creek
Sheridan, WY

Coordinates: 44.697124, -107.188561

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