Erosion control, USA, 1936

Erosion control, USA, 1936

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Caption: Erosion control. Gulley with check dams made of logs and branches, designed to reduce erosion. This gulley is located in the Natchez Trace Project, near Lexington, Tennessee, USA. The date is March 1936. This land, eroded by past farming practices, was allocated funds from Roosevelt's New Deal to help recovery from the Great Depression. Around 250,000 check dams were constructed. Photographed by US photographer Carl Mydans (1907-2004) as part of a US government photography project that documented everyday American life between 1935 and 1944.

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