Transcript for The Miracle of Water, segment 06 of 11
In other areas, there were other water problems. In the Central Valley of California, farmers irrigated with underground pumping, with windmills at first, then with electric pumps. The water table fell, and many dug deeper and deeper. The vital irrigation water was dwindling. Again, the people asked for help from Reclamation, signed repayment contracts, to help pay the costs, and the Central Valley Project was born.
Over the years, other great multiple purpose projects, dams, and canals were built to solve many kinds of water problems. Jackson Lake, Arrow Rock, Davis Dam, Grand Coulee, Hungry Horse, Glen Canyon - these are just a few of the dams, great and small, designed and built to meet the needs of people.