Namesake of Lake MeadBorn in 1858, Dr. Elwood Mead became a world-renowned water and irrigation engineer. He wrote Wyoming's first water code, the basis for codes throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. He wrote the Carey Act, led water conservation and irrigation efforts in Victoria, Australia, and Palestine, created the Rural Institutions Program for the University of California, and led the first federal irrigation studies. He was the Bureau of Reclamation's first commissioner, serving from 1924 until his death in 1936. His last great project was Hoover Dam.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Oueho Posse Chapter #1919 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus and the Bureau of Reclamation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:53pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 703753 N 3988158|
|Decimal Degrees||36.01663333, -114.73898333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 0.998', W 114° 44.339'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 0' 59.88" N, 114° 44' 20.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City AZ 89005, US|
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