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Near Bellevue in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Magic Reservoir

 
 
Magic Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
1. Magic Reservoir Marker
Inscription. Water from deep snow that falls on high mountain ridges north of here is stored each Spring in this reservoir to irrigate farm land near Shoshone and Richfield.
Big Wood River flows past some hills that separate this valley from a broad plain of lava and windblown soil, and this border area provides an excellent storage site for more than 190,000-acre feet of irrigation water. Magic Reservoir, created in 1910, provides recreation opportunities and a home for fish and wildlife in a desert settings.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 413.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 20.298′ N, 114° 26.058′ W. Marker is near Bellevue, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is on U.S. 20 at milepost 170 near Rock Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellevue ID 83313, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Timmerman Junction Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 7.8 miles away); Magic Dam (approx. 12.3 miles away); Wood River Mines (approx.
Magic Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
2. Magic Reservoir Marker
12.8 miles away); Rialto Hotel (approx. 13.8 miles away); J.C. Fox Building (approx. 13.9 miles away); J.J. Tracy Building (approx. 13.9 miles away); Bullion Block Site/Werthheimer Building (approx. 13.9 miles away); W.H. Watt Building (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellevue.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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