The network of irrigation ditches which feed valley orchards was already in place when Benjamin Gifford was hired to help promote the Hood River valley. An image like this let would-be orchardists know the Hood River valley had ample agricultural water-- at least most years.
Tags: 1910s agriculture apples Gifford irrigation irrigation_ditch
Looks good for canoeing as we do on the east side clear creek ditch, except Clear Creek is fifteen feet wide..
Kenn on 24th January 2017 @ 8:14am
Leaving trees standing and then undercutting them immediately adjacent to a ditch is a good way to wreck a ditch when it falls and leaves dirt and roots in the ditch.
Buzz on 24th January 2017 @ 8:31am
Does the Hood River Irrigation system, still have a ditch walker?
We have one with our irrigation system.
L.E. on 24th January 2017 @ 6:12pm
I don't know whether East Fork has a ditch walker any more, as so much of it is under ground now. Matt Swyers was the ditch walker for many years....In my childhood wonderful place to float on an old inner tube on a hot summers day. They say it is illegal now to get in the ditch.
charlott on 25th January 2017 @ 7:11am