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The Water Conservation Program was designed to foster the construction of wells, farm ponds, lakes and "other devices" that could conserve water in Kansas. This pamphlet, published by the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, outlines the procedures for requesting water conservation work and the details of undertaking such projects (such as how to borrow the necessary equipment, etc.). All the labor involved in these projects would be provided by laborers on the work relief rolls.

Creator: Kansas Emergency Relief Committee
Date: July 19, 1934

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This source fills a gap in the source material, since few of the sources deal with water conservation. This source could also be used within the standard on New Deal projects, as it would fit nicely with the KERC video (which has footage of lake construction) and also with sources that discuss homestead rehabilitation.

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Item Number: 210665
Call Number: Records of the Doniphan County Poor Commissioner, KERC/WPA Files, Box 1, Folder 9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210665

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