A History of the Salt River Project

SRP history

An image of Theodore Roosevelt Dam shortly after construction.SRP, based in Phoenix, was established in 1903 as the nation's first multipurpose reclamation project authorized under the National Reclamation Act. Today, SRP is the nation's third-largest public power utility and one of Arizona's largest water suppliers.

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