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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, October 21, 1949, Image 12

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leafioh And Hyflrcglecfric Projecfs Forge Ahead]
Our Spokane visitors have heard much about the
Tri-Cities and its atomic project but here are a few other
illustrations of what is being done in the Tri-City area
from an irrigation and hydroelectric standpoint.
These pictures, -Tri-City residents firmly believe,
vividly indicate the importance which this, the state’s
fourth largest trading area, has begun to assume to our
state and nation.
Left above, is the Tri-City area as so many people
who haven’t visited it in years still picture it. Just a land
of sand, sage and sun. However, directly above and be
low are excellent pictures of What has happened instead.
Below is one of the largest sprinkler irrigation systems
in history in operation a few miles from Pasco. Above
is a new irrigation canal on the extensive Burbank pro
ject which is soon coming under cultivation.
Left, is the Port of Pasco, the Columbia river’s most
inland port. Oil and wheat barges use it with ease. Ken
newick also has a port district.
Plans for future development of the area are chm-"i
at the lower left. The development of the lower Snake
river calls for four dams, all to be located mm“: a dud..-
red miles of the Tri-City area. One, the Ice Harbor dam.
a $90,000,000 project which has been authorized by
Congress, is only eight miles from the heart of Pasco. A
sketch of Ice Harbor is shown below. .
Bottom left,is the huge Kennewick Highlands In}
gation project, preliminary work on which has already
begun. It will bring 21,000 acres under cultivation and
will turn the sagebrush land between Prosser and Ken'-
newick into fertile, crop producing soil. '- ‘

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