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Harry F. Blaney papers
WRCA 143  
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Description
Reports pertaining to consumptive water use by irrigated crops and native vegetation in desert areas of Southern California, Arizona, and other parts of the Southwest; to irrigation costs in California; to irrigation in Israel; and to irrigation and water supply studies of the Pecos, Colorado, and other rivers.
Background
Harry French Blaney, a water conservation engineer, made significant contributions to irrigation research not only in his native California, but also throughout the world. In 1915, Mr. Blaney received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of California; and upon graduation, he worked two years for the Southern California Gas Company. He began a career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in May 1917 that continued until his retirement in 1962. From that time until 1973, he was a research associate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Blaney was awarded the John Deere Medal from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, the Superior Service Award and Silver Medal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Royce Tipton Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is probably best known for his work in the development of the Blaney-Criddle Formula, a method for calculating water loss from plants by evapotranspiration.Born in Los Angeles, California, July 1892. Died in October 1976. Educated at Los Angeles Polytechnic High School (1907-1911) and the University of California at Los Angeles (1911-1915) with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Extent
31 boxes 14 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.