Date Farm Weather Reports

During the construction of the All-American Canal, in addition to tracking the production of produce grown in the Imperial Valley, regular weather reports were also taken. Below is a 1943 Weather Condition Report from the Date Gardens located in Indio, CA. This is an exciting find for researchers looking to examine global warming in the Imperial Valley. These weather reports could also be compared to the agricultural production reports mentioned in a previous blog post to see if there is a correlation between weather and produce production. There are also other great finds hidden away in the Project Histories collection that are just waiting to be discovered! 

048-18-0010-051-A.jpgSeries: All-American Canal Project Histories, 1948-1954. Record Group 48: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1826-2009. National Archives Identifier: 2292770