Silt Project, Colorado: Colorado River Storage Project
The purpose of this report is to present information regarding the soil capabilities for irrigation, the present and future land use and production pattern, the costs associated with on-farm irrigation development, prospective size and type of farm, direct agricultural benefits and probable farm incomes with proposed irrigation development for the Silt project. In addition to the agricultural phases, this report deals with the impacts of the project on the national forests and the relationship of watershed conditions to the project.
This report also is intended to aid the Bureau of Reclamation in developing their Definite Plan Report, and to provide information bearing on the relationship of the project to the regular programs of the Department of Agriculture. It is based on the Silt project plan as outlined by the Bureau of Reclamation and is confined to the proposed project facilities and the project lands to which the Bureau of Reclamation plans to furnish irrigation water.
The assumptions made concerning the level of management and application of practices as a result of project development are not technical recommendations of the Department of Agriculture for the best land and water use on the project. It is assumed that the level of management and application of practices represent the average that will exist during the project evaluation period.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Silt Project, Colorado: Colorado River Storage Project" (1961). Elusive Documents. Paper 29.