Department of Rural Sociology
The purpose of this research is to determine the lessons learned from the experience of irrigation farmers on the Belle Fourche Irrigation Project, Newell, South Dakota. Authorized by the Secretary of the Interior May 10, 1904, this project is one of the oldest Federal reclamation irrigation enterprises in the United States. Consequently, the experience of South Dakota farmers with this project should prove valuable to persons contemplating further irrigation development within the State.
Belle Fourche Irrigation Project, water resource development
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Riley, M. P.; Kumlien, W. F.; and Tucker, D., "Fifty Years Experience on the Belle Fourche Irrigation Project" (1955). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 450.