American Experience

The Columbia Basin Project

Clip: Season 24 Episode 6 | 1m 5s

In the spring of 1952, work was finally underway on the Columbia Basin Project, a huge system of canals, tunnels, and aqueducts that would flow out of the Grand Coulee reservoir. The irrigation system carried water from Grand Coulee Dam to 66,000 acres of farmland. By 2012, the acreage increased more than ten fold to 671,000.

Aired: 04/03/12

Rating: NR

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