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1,496
212
4,800

2,200

7,000

20

11



2,113
6,200
1,741
1,625
216
5,200

3,000

8,200

21

13

6

197,500.00 $137,500.00

,234.84 ,$677,007.18

2,954 4,119



1915



9W,

$547,



2,164
6,800
1,713
1,402
311
5,800

3,500

9,300

21

21

6

$140,000.00
$821,900.28
! 4,721



1916



2,322
6,468
1,760
1,352
408
5,800

4,100

10,508

21

21

6

$140,000.00

$1,311,641.00

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The most notable feature of the crop for 1915 is the increase in
value over that for 1914. The average yield per acre on the gravity
unit in 1915 was $23.13, as against $16.91 in 1914, and on the South
Side pumping unit was $21.60, as compared with $16.65. Sugar beets
show the greatest percentage of increase, both in acreage and value,
of any of the main crops. The gain in acreage was nearly 100 per
cent and in value was more than 112 per cent. The alfalfa-hay crop
represents nearly 40 per cent of the value of all crops raised and
leads all others, sugar beets being second and wheat third. Other
qrgps in their order are potatoes, oats, and pasture.



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On account of the cold weather in the spring of 1916 the first cut-
ting of hay was light, but it is expected that later cuttings will be
gowl. Prices for all crops promise to be unusually high and will
partly compensate for the reduction in yield.

Crop report, gravity unit, Minidoka project, Idaho, year of 1915,



Crop.



Area

(acres)



Unit of
yield.



Yields.



TotaL



Average
per acre.



Values.



Per unit
of yield.



Total.



Per acre.



Albl&hay

Alfftlfftseed

^^;::::;:::::;::::::

Beans

Beets, sugar

Clover hay

Clover seed

Com-

Com fodder

Fruits, small

Oazden

Hav, mixed

Oats

Onions

Pasture.

Peas

Potatoes.

wKiaV.".!!"!!""!!.'!!!'.

Leas duplicated areas

Totalorqpped acreage.



&rigBted| no crop:

OnAiaxd

Young alfletlfs

Oxound fall plowed
Miscellaneous

Total

Less dnpllcated areas. .

Totel irrigated



19,235

99

238

1,560

26

2,072

096

174

362

80

30

367

170

3,815

6,602
213

1,858
128

4,696
199



Tons

Bushels..
Pounds..
Bushels..

lu.do

Tons

..do

Bushels..

..do

Tons

Pounds..



40,618



885

2,910

213

1,743



6,761



996



67,534

292

233,760

59,631

369

26,585

2,286

880

9,040

319

22,962



3.5

3.0

980.0

38.3

14.8

12.3

3.3

5.1

25.0

4.0

766.4



S6.00

9.00

.02

.65

8.00

6.00

6.00

10.00

1.00

6.00

.05



Tons

Bushels.,
..do



473

126,821

337



2.8
33.2
46.0



6.50

.45

1.00



Bushels.

..do ,

..do

..do



5,031
203,877

2,569
127,052



23.6
150.0
20.0
27.6



1.80
.45
.80



8405,204
2,628
4,675

38,760

1,107

127,925

13,716
8,800
9,040
1,505
1,148

16,343
3,074

57,069
337

43,669
9,056

91,746

2,056

101,642



121.07
26.66
19.65
24.86
44.28
61.74
19.71
50.67
24.97
19.94
38.26
44.68
18.08
14.90
48.14
7.77
42.51
67.56
16.06
22.11



Total and average.



0,478



23.18



Areas.



Irrigable area fums reported

brintedarea farms reported

Under water-right applications,
Under rental oontrsctiB

Croppad ana farms reported ,



46,874



Acres.



68,447
46,874
48.774
1,600
40,618



Farms.



Per cent

of
project.



1,139
1,139



81
68



1,189



67



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Crop report, South Side pumping unit, Minidoka project, Idaho, year of 1915.



Crop.



Area
(acres).



Uxiltof
yield.



Yields.



Total.



Average
per acre.



Values.



Per milt
of yield.



Total.



Per acre.



iffi^".:::;:::;:;::::::

Beans

Beets

Clover.

Clover seed

Com.

Com fodder

Oaiden.

Hay, mixed

Mangles

Oats

Onions

Pastoze

Peas

Potatoes

Bye

Wheat

Leas duplicated areas...

Total enpped acreage.



Urioted, no crop:

Nonbeailng orobaid.

YomigalbUb

Yomig clover

Fall plowed

MlBoellaneoas

Less duplicated areas. . . .



14,145

IM

3

890

86

3,507

871

549

85

44

475^

10

37

2,020

8

4,045

588

1,628

10

8,004

198



Tons

Bushels..

Pomids..

Bushels..
...do

Tons......

...do

Bushels..

..do

Tons

Acres. ...

Tons

...do

Bushels..
...do

Acres

Bushels..
...do

..do

..do



500

23,850

. 215

27,486

619

2,042

880

107



8.t

2.8

26a0

25.0

6.1

lao

1.7
8.7

lao

2.4



16.00
0.00
.02
.65
8.00
5.00
6.00

10.00
1.00
5.00



88

440

78,615

352



1.7

11.0

27.0

117.8



6.50

8.50

.45

1.00



10,191

221,209

100

172,303



17.5

136.0

10.0

21.5



1.80
.45



.80



1255,732

4,077

10

14,538

645

187,430

8,714

20,420

380

535

17,307

215

1,540

85,377

352

37,050

18,344

99,544

80

•187,762



818.06
20.80

5.00
16.88
18.48
53.02
10.00
87.19
10.86
12.16
86.63
11.28
41.62
12.12
117.33

9.38
31.46
61.33

8.00
17.21



36,390



503
724
132
329
1,060
070



Total and avenge.



786,037



21.60



Areas.



Irrigable area farma reported.

Ixrlnted area brms reported,

u nder rental contracts . . .

Cropped area &rms reported.



Total irrigated acreage



38,188



Acres.



30,857
38,188
38,188
86,890



Farms.



Percent

of
project.



621
621
621
621



81
78
78
74



PUBLIC NOTICES AND ORDERS.



FUBUC NOTICE, NOVEMBER 3, 1915,



1. In pursuance of the provisions of section 4 of the reclamation
act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat., 888), and acts amendatory thereof and
supplemental thereto, and particularly the reclamation extension
act of August 13, 1914 (38 Stat, 686), notice is hereby given that
water will be furnished from the South Side pumping unit of the
Minidoka project, Idaho, in the irrigation season of 1916 and each
irrigation season thereafter, upon the filing of proper water-right
application for the irrigable lands in the said unit shown upon the
following farm-unit plats, viz, Boise meridian, townships 10 and 11
south, ranges 22, 23, 24, and 25 east, approved March 1, 1911, by the
Secretary of the Interior and on file in the office of the project man-
ager. United States Reclamation Service, Rupert, Idaho, and of the
local land office at Hailey, Idaho.

2. Homestead entries of the farm units shown on said plats em-
bracing public lands of the United States may be made on and after
December 1, 1915, at 9 o'clock a. m. at the local land office, Hailey,
Idaho, if found regular and accompanied by the certificate of the



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project manager showing that water-right application has been filed
and proper water-right charges deposited.

3. Warning is hereby expressly given that no person will be per-
mitted to ^m or exercise any right whatever mider any settlement
or occupation begun prior to 9 a. m. December 1, 1915, on any lands
shown on said plats; provided, however, that this shall not interfere
with any valid existing rights obtained by settlement or entry while
the lana was subject thereto. The project manager will receive water-
right applications accompanied by the proper water- right payments
in the form prescribed in paragraph 12, and issue certificates to ap-
plicants for public lands at any time after the date of this notice.
Each application must be for a specific farm unit. More than one
person may make water-right application for the same farm unit.
Filing of water-right application and issuance of certificate gives no
preference right to make entry. Acceptance of application will be
mdorsed thereon by the project manager when notified by the local
land office that entry has been allowed. All other applications,
with payments made, will be returned to applicants upon surrender
by them of the certincate of filing issued by the project manager.

4. The limit of area per entry representing the acreage which, in
the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior, may be reasonably re-
quired for the support of a f amilv upon such lands is fixed at the
amotmts shown upon the plats tor the several farm units. The
maximum limit of area for which water-right application may be
made for lands in private ownership) shall be 160 acres of irrigable
land for each lanaowner. Water-right applications for lands in
private ownership may be made on and after the date of this notice.
All water-right applications, whether for public or private lands,
must be made to the project manager, United States Reclamation
Service, Rupert, Idaho.

5. The water-right charges per acre of irrigable land are of two
kinds — (a) a charge as hereinafter provided for the building of the
irrigation system termed the "construction charge," and (6) an an-
nual charge for operation and maintenance payable on March 1 of each
year for tiie preceding irrigation season. The operation and main-
tenance charge for the irrigation season of 1916 shall be $1 per acre
of irrigable land whether water is used thereon or not, which will
entitle the water user to 1 acre-foot of water for each acre of irri-
gable land. Additional water supply will be furnished at the rate
of 40 cents per acre- foot : Provided^ That all water delivered in any
irrigation season, before June 15 and after August 31, shall be
charged as though it were one-half the amount of water actually
delivered.

6. For lands entered subject to the provisions of the reclamation
law the construction charge shall be $56.50 per irrigable acre, and
for State or deeded lands, and for lands not entered subject to the
reclamation law, the construction charge shall be $57.50 per irrigable
acre.

7. For homestead entries made after August 18, 1914, and land in
private ownership, which after August 18, 1914, is signed under con-
tract with the South Side Minidoka Wafer Users' Association, water-
ri^ht applications will be accepted at the construction charge ap-
plicable thereto under the provisions of section 6 hereof. An initial



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170 FIFTEENTH ANNUAL BEPOBT OF BEOLAMATION SEBVIOB.

payment of 5 per cent on account of the construction charge shall be
made at the time of entry or filing of water-right application, which
application must be on the form provided imder the reclamation
extension act. The remainder of the construction charge shall be
paid in 15 annual installments, the first 5 of which shall each be
5 per cent and the remainder each 7 per cent of the total construction
charge. The first of said annual installments shall become due and
payable December 1 of the fifth calendar year after the initial in-
stallment, and subsequent installments shall become due on December

1 of each cq,lendar year thereafter.

8. For lands shown on said plats and entered on or before August
13, 1914, or lands in private ownership which were subscribed to the
South Side Minidoka Water Users' Association on or before August
18, 1914, the said construction charge shall be paid in 10 equal annual
installments. The first of said installments shall be paid at the time
of filing water-right application, and the second of such installments
shall be due and payable December 1 of the subsequent year, and
subsequent installments shall become due and payable December 1 of
each year thereafter : Provided^ however^ That if water-right appli-
cations subject to the provisions of tiie reclamation extension act of
Au^st 13, 1914, be filed by the applicant within six months of this
notice the first installment of the construction charge shall be due
December 1, 1915, and subsequent installments December 1 of each
year thereafter. The first four of such installments shall each be

2 per cent; the next two installments shall each be 4 per cent; the
next 14 installments each 6 per cent of the total construction charge.

9. In case the lands of any water-right ai)plicant shall have b^n
credited on the books with any amount paid as rental charges he
shall receive a like credit on the amount of construction charges
levied against his land, and the credits therefor shall be applied as
installments become due until fully absorbed.

10. Any water-right applicant or entryman may, if he so elects,
pay the whole or any part of the construction charges owing by him
within any shorter period than that provided by the public notices
and orders applicable to his land.

11. In all cases where water-right application for lands in private
ownership or for lands under entries not subject to the reclamation
act shall not be made within one year after the date of this notice,
the construction charge for such land shall be increased 5 per cent
each year until such application is made and initial installment is
paid.

12. All charges must be paid at the office of the United States
Reclamation Service at Denver. Colo. Drafts on New York or
Denver, or money orders, etc., snould be made payable to the dis-
bursing officer. United States Reclamation Service, Denver, Colo.

13. The method of determining the- annual operation and main-
tenance charge, and the penalties for failure to*pay the construction
charge and the operation and maintenance charges when due, and
discount allowed for prepayment of operation and maintenance
charges for all lands, shall be as prescribed by the act of August 18,
1914.

Andrieus a. Jones,
First Assistant Secretary of the Interior.



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n>AHO^ MINIDOKA. PEOJEOT. 171

PUBLIC NOTICE, MARCH 4, 1016.

1. In pursuance of the provisions of the reclamation act of June 17,
1902 (32 Stat., 388), and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental
thereto, and in particular the reclamation extension act of August
13, 1914 (38 Stat., 686), section 6 of which authorizes the Secretary
of the Interior to fix the due date for operation and maintenance
charges, notice is hereby given that hereafter until further notice for
all lands under the gravity unit of the Minidoka project, Idaho, the
operation and maintenance charge for any irrigation season shall
be due and payable on March 1 of the following calendar year.

2. The operation and maintenance charges for the irrigation season
of 1916 and for each irrigation season thereafter until further notice
are as follows : Each kcre of irrigable land, whether irrigated or not,
shall be charged with a minimum operation and maintenance charge
of 75 cents, which will permit delivery of not more than 2 acre-feet
per acre, and should further quantities be needed they will be fur-
nished at the rate of 8 cents per acre- foot.

3. The provisions of this public notice cover all lands subject to
public notice 'heretofore issued for the said project.

4. Except as hereinabove provided, all the terms and provisions
of existing public notices and orders, and in particular the public
notice of February 27, 1916, for the Minidoka project, shall remain
unchanged.

Andrieus a. Jones,
First Assistant Secretary of th^ Interior.

order, APRIL 7, 1916.

«

1. In accordance with the provisions of a public notice dated De-
cember 30, 1911, for the Minidoka project, Idaho, notice is hereby
given that a pumping plant for the irrigation of certain highland
areas, embracing portions of section 36, T. 8 S., R. 24 E., B. M., and
section 1, T. 9 S., K. 24 E., B. M., known as the 114 pumping extension
of the gravity unit of the Minidoka project, is now under construc-
tion, and it is expected that water will be available for the irrigation
of these lands during the season of 1916.

2. A list of the lands which mav be irrigated, together with the
approximate areas of each holding tnat may be watered from the com-
pleted works, may be examined at the office of the United States
Keclai^ation Service at Rupert, Idaho. It is expressly understood
that such areas are subject to revision for 1916 and subsequent years,
if such revision shall be found necessary.

8. To all such lands, whose owners or occupants make written appli-
cation to the project manager, water will be furnished on a rental oasis
during the irrigation season of 1916, upon completion of the works
which will serve them.

4. For the irrigable area of each farm unit or private holding for
which^ during the season of 1916^ application for water from the
pumpmg system shall be filed, a minimum charge of 75 cents will be
made. Payment of this charge will be due March 1, 1917, and pay-
able at the office of the Reclamation Service, Rupert, Idaho. This



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172 FIFTEENTH AKKtTAL REPOBT OP RECLAMATION SEBVIOB.

payment will entitle the applicant to 2 acre-feet of water for each
acre of irrigable land covered by the application. Additional water
will be furnished at the rate of 8 cents for each acre-foot. Such
charges shall be subject to the same discount and penalties and to the
provisions for cancellation and collection as provided in the reclama-
tion extension act of August 13, 1914, for other operation and mainte-
nance charges.

5. Public notice will be hereafter issued announcing the charges,
terms, and conditions under which entries and water-right applica-
tions may be made for such lands.

Andrieus a. Jones,
First Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

PUBLIC notice, may 4, 1916.

Whereas under the provisions of the public notice issued March 4,
19i6, the operation and maintenance charges for lands under the
gravity unit, Minidoka project, Idaho, were announced as a mini-
mum of 75 cents per irrigable acre, which will permit the delivery
of not more than 2 acre-feet per acre, with a charge of 8 cents per
acre-foot for all additional water furnished; and

Whereas the Minidoka irrigation district has applied for a re-
vision of the said schedule of charges and an increase in the quan-
tity of water to be furnished in consideration of payment of the
minimum charge:

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions 6f the reclamation
law and in particular the reclamation extension act of August 13,
1914 (38 Stat, 686), public notice is hereby issued amending para-
graph 2 of the public notice of March 4, 1916, so as to read as follows :

1. A map^ of the project is shown on the reverse of this sheet,
in which the irrigable lands are subdivided into three districts,
namely, district 1, district 3, and district 6.

For the lands in district 1, 1 acre- foot of water per irrigable acre
will be furnished in consideration of the payment of the minimum
charge of 75 cents per irrigable acre.

For the lands in district 3, 3 acre-feet of water per irrigable acre
will be furnished in consideration of the minimum charge of 75
cents per irrigable acre.

For the lands in district 6, 6 acre-feet of water per irrigable acre
will be furnished in consideration of the payment of the minimum
charge of 75 cents per irrigable acre.

2. The minimum charge per irrigable acre is 75 cents, and in con-
sideration of such payment the amount of water furnished will be
1, 3, or 6 acre-feet per irrigable acre, depending upon whether the
lands are in district 1, district 3, or district 6. Additional water as
needed will be furnished at the rate of 15 cents per acre- foot.

3. Except as herein provided, the provisions of the said public
notice of March 4, 1916, shall remain in full force and effect.

Andrieus A. Jones,
First Assistant Secretary of the Interior.



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PUBLIC NOTICE, MAT, 25, 1916.

1. In pursuance of the provisi6ns of section 4 of the reclamation
act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat, 388), and acts amendatory thereof and
supplemental thereto, and particularly the reclamation extension act
of August 13, 1914 (38 Stat., 686), notice is hereby given that water
will be furnished from the south side pumping unit of the Minidoka
project, Idaho, in the irrigation season of 1916 and each irrigation
season thereafter, upon the filing of proper water-right application
for the irritable lands in the said unit (1) included in a list ap-
proved April 18, 1911, by the Secretary of the Interior and shown
on farm-unit plats of T. 10 S., R. 25 E., B. M. ; T. 11 S., R. 22 E.,
B. M.; T. 11 1$., R. 23 E., B. M.; and T. 11 S., K 24 E., B. M.; and
(2) shown on diagrams of lands in T. 10 S., R 21 E., B. M. ; T. 10 S.,
R. 22 E., B. M.; and T. 10 S., R. 24 E., B. M., which three diagrams
were approved by the director and chief engineer of the Reclama-
tion Service on May 19, 1916. Copies of said farm-unit plats and of
said diagrams are on file in the office of the project manager. United
States !&clamation Service, at Rupert, Idaho, and in the local land
office at Hailey, Idaho. Said amended plats and diagrams are sup-
plemental to tne plats approved March 1, 1911, by the Secretary of
the Interior.

2. The following is a list of all lands covered by this public notice,
with their irrigable areas for which water-right application may be
made under the provisions of this public notice :

T. 10 S., R. 21 B., B. M. : T. 11. S., R. 22 E., B. M. :

Sec. a— Acres. Sec. 25 — Acres.

Lot 1 31.0 NB. i NB. i 6.0

SB. i NB. i 31. 6 SW. i SB. i 4.

SW. i NB. i 17.0 Sec. 14—

T. 10 S.. R. 22 B.. B. M. : NW. i SB. i 10.

Sec. 19— NB. i SW. J 10.

Lot 1 27. 3 NW. i SW. i 2.

Lot 2 20. 4 T. 11 S., R. 23 B., B. M. :

Lot 3 14. 3 Sec. 19, lot 3 6.

Lot 4 6.6 Sec. 27—

Sec 20— NB. i SB. i 11.

Lot 2 48.1 NW. i SB. J 3.0

Lot 3 31. 2 Sec. 28—

NB. i SW. i 40. NB. J NB. i 38.

NW. i SB. i 40. NW. i NB. i 21.

SW. i SE. i 36.9 NB. i NW. i 4.0

SB. i SW. i 36. 3 T. 10. S., R. 24 B.. B. M. :

SW. i SW. i 34. 7 Sec. 1—

Sec. 29— A. lot 1 22.0

Unit A, B. } NB. i 71. 7 G, SW. i NB. i 23. 9

Unit B, W. } NB. i 77.8 H, SB. i NB. i 30.0

Unit O, B. i NW. i 71. 5 J. NB. i SB. i 0. 7

NW. i NW. i 29. 3 K, NW. i SE. i 24. 6

Unit D, N. i SB. i 27. 1 L, NB. J SW. i 19. 5

Sec. 30— P, SB. i SW. i 39.

NB. i NB. i 36.2 Q. SW. | SB. i 26.9

NW. i NB. i 27. 5 Sec. 12—

NB. i NW. i 35.0 B. NW. i NE. i 7.7

NW. i NW. i 86. 9 C, NB. i NW. i 40.

SW. I NW. i 32. 8 D, NW. J NW. i 7. 6

SB. I NW. I 40. B, SW. i NW. i 2. 3

SW. i NB. i 36. 2 F, SB. i NW. i 39. 1

SB. i NE. i 16. 2 G, SW. i NB. i 16. 7

Sec. H NW. i SW. i 6. K. NW. i SB. i 29. 2



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T. 10 S., R. 24 B., B. M.-<Jontd. T. 10 8.. B. 24 B., B. M.— Contd.

Sec. 12 — Continued. Sec. 14 — Gontinaed.

Acres. Acres.

L, NB. i SW. i 40.0 J, NB. i SB. i 40.0

N, SW. i SW. i 7. 3 K, NW. i SB. i 11. 7

P. SB. i SW. i 39.8 P, SW. i «E. i 19.6

Q, SW. i SB. i 20. 4 Q, SB. ^ SB. i 39. 1

Sec. 13— T. 11 S., R. 24 E., B. M. :

A, NW. i NB. i 8. 2 Sec. 10, SW. i NB. i 12.

C, NB. i NW. i 33. 7 Sec. 15, NW. i NW. i 14.

D, NW. i NW. i 33. 3 Sec. 21 -

B, SW. i NW. i 38. 5 NW. i NB. i 5.

P. SB. i NW. i 34.3 NB. i SW. i 2.0

G. SW. i NE. i 19.3 NW. i SW. i 24.0

K, NW. i SB. i 5. 5 Sec. 29—

L. NE. i SW. i 30. NE. i SW. i 11.

M, NW. i SW. i 40.0 NW. i SW. i 16.0

N, SW. i SW. i 39.2 Sec. 30, NW. i SB. i 12.0

P. SB. i SW. i 18. 2 T. 10. S., R. 25 B., B. M. :

Sec. 14— Sec. 30, SB. i SB. i 7.

A, NB. i NB. i 4. Sec. 31. lot 3 6.

H, SE. i NE. i 27.8

3. The limit of area per entry, representing the acreage which in
the opinion of the Secretary or the Interior may be reasonably re-
quired for the support of a family upon such lands, is fixed at the
amounts shown upon the plats for the several farm units. The maxi-
mum limit of area for which water-right application may be -made for
lands in private ownership shall be 160 acres of irrigable land for
each landowner. Water-right applications, for lands in private
ownership may be made on and alter the date of this notice. AH
water-rignt applications must be made to the project manager, United
States Keclamation Service, Rupert, Idaho.

4. The water-right charges per acre of irrigable land are of two
kinds, (a) a charge as hereinafter provided for the building of the
irrigation system, termed the construction charge, and (b) an annual
charge for operation and maintenance payable on Marcn 1 of each
year for the preceding irrigation season. The operation and main-
tenance charge for the irrigation season of 1916 shall be $1 per acre of
irrigable land, whether water is used thereon or not, which will entitle
the water user to 1 acre-foot of water for each acre of irrigable land.
Additional water supply will be furnished at the rate of 40 cents per
acre- foot: Provided^ Tliat all water delivered in any irrigation season



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