The Central Valley Project

Packard, Walter E.
March 1941
New Republic;3/24/41, Vol. 104 Issue 12, p394
Focuses on the Shasta Dam that is being built in California. Information about the Central Valley Project and its cost; Discussion on the four units of the Central Valley Project; Claims that as a by-product, 1,500,000,000 kilowatt hours of electrical energy will be developed at Shasta Dam to serve the farms and cities of northern California; Problem related to ownership and control of the distributing system; Comments on the rapid growth of cotton culture in California; Claims that ten percent of all farms in California produce, 53.2 percent of all farm income; Reports on the fact that general industrialization has reduced the proportion of people on the farms from 80 percent to less than 25 percent of the population during the past 100 years; Security of tenure and a balanced distribution of income.


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