Big Spill

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Inventory Control Number JSLC009
Title Big Spill
Subject Valley; ditch; diversion; drop structure; headgate; irrigation
Description Cottonwood Lane at 5340 South is an important node in the valley irrigation and storm water system. There, water from the Jordan and Salt Lake Canal can be dumped into Big Cottonwood Creek. Built in 1898 and called the ""Big Spill"", the transfer point enables the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities to move irrigation water into Big Cottonwood Creek to fulfill exchange agreements with irrigators west of the canal. During periods of high storm runoff, the canal also can carry storm water and dump it into Big Cottonwood Creek, maximizing space in available water conveyances in order to lessen the chance of flooding.
Spatial Coverage Big Spill
Drainage Big Cottonwood Creek
Irrigation Jordan and SL
Current Address Cottonwood Lane; 5340 South
Latitude 40°39'20.66"N
Longitude 111°49'28.15"W
Date 2009-08-12
Creator Craig Denton
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Rights Craig L. Denton 2009. Use of this file is allowed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License;
ARK ark:/87278/s66q1x4z
Setname uu_hw_slcwd
Date Created 2011-09-15
Date Modified 2011-12-19
ID 210624
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