SITE OF BLYTHE INTAKE

Historical Landmark

Description:
On July 17, 1877, Thomas Blythe, a San Francisco financier, filed the first legal claim for Colorado River water rights. Oliver Callaway planned a diversion dam and canal which opened in 1877 to irrigate the Palo Verde Valley. This made possible the settlement and development of the valley.


Registration Date: 3/1/1982

Location:
City: Blythe
County: Riverside

Directions:
Intake Service, on US. Hwy 95, 4.5 mi N of Blythe at entrance to Palo Verde Diversion Dam


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