Irrigation Flumes - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 59.243 W 121° 23.882
10T E 628464 N 4871718
Sign at Lava Island viewpoint.
Waymark Code: WM3A95
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/04/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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One of three signs at Lava Island viewpoint on trail to Lava Island Rockshelter.

Marker Name: Irrigation Flumes
Marker Text: This flume built by Arnold Irrigation District represents man’s use of the river to give life to desert lands. Carrying water to thousands of acres of land, this one mile flume was built in 1905 and rebuilt in 1947. Flumes like the one before you were named for landowners and people connected to irrigation history: Huntington, Sutlong, Fry, Slack, Stennick, and Billadeau.
Irrigation districts made settlement and development of central Oregon possible. Recreationists enjoy added benefits of fishing and boating on upstream reservoirs and rafting on river rapids.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

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