Formed in 1911, the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) was made to acquire the properties of the bankrupt California Development Company and its Mexican subsidiary. The IID had acquired 13 mutual water companies, which had developed and operated distribution canals in the Imperial Valley, by 1922. The California Development Company was formed in 1896 as a replacement for the defunct Colorado River Irrigation Company, which had been started a few years earlier for the purpose of planning an irrigation system for the lower Colorado Desert in California. ...
Since 1942, water has been diverted at Imperial Dam on the Colorado River through the All-American Canal, all of which the IID operates and maintains. A picture of Imperial Dam The Imperial Dam is a dam near Yuma, Arizona (USA), built in the 1930s. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) long, draining a part of the... The All-American Canal brings Colorado River water to the Imperial Valley in California. ...
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