PastFinder Lecture – History of the Valley’s Canals and Dams
June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The presentation starts with the Hohokam and carries through the development of the modern canal system and water storage dams, and discusses post WWII growth and its impact on the Salt River Project and the Valley’s water system. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of canal multiple use and opportunities for folks to go out and interact with the canals today.
Leah Harrison is a Senior Historical Analyst with Salt River Project’s Research Archives. A native Phoenician and former secondary history educator, Leah earned her Master’s Degree in Public History and a certificate in Scholarly Publishing from Arizona State University. As a historian with SRP, she analyzes the history of water and power in the valley.