Site of Blythe Intake
California State Historic Landmark 948
#948 Blythe Intake
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.
Nothing remains of this site.
Intake service, US Hwy 95, 10.5 mi N of Blythe at entrance to Palo Verde Diversion Dam.
Return to other landmarks in Riverside county.
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