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A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas: Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes graphs, charts, and maps concerning the development of an improved water and sanitary sewer system; at the back of the report there are maps showing predicted urban development and the Dallas water distribution system.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Riprap and Gravel]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 209) is of several wagons at the top of a slope covered in rocks, next to a lake. The second image (numbered 218) is of wagons at the top of a dirt slope above a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Placing Riprap on Upstream Slope, Water Elev. 491.2" taken on 09-16-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Sloping and Placing Gravel Blanket for Riprap" taken on 11-24-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Suction Dredge]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 113) is of a dredger in a lake. The second image (numbered 114) is of a man standing in shallow water. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam 20" Suction Dredge" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Discharge from 20" Dredge Hyd. Fill of Clo." both taken on 02-06-25
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Gate Tower and Outlet Conduits]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 128) is of men working on an arched wooden structure in a trench. The second image (numbered 132) is of concrete conduits at the bottom of a trench with arched wooden structures on top. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Outlet Conduits Showing Base of Gate Tower" taken on 03-13-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Outlet Conduits Looking Downstream" taken on 03-23-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[20" Suction Dredge]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 167) is of a dredge in water, with two cars in the foreground. The second image is of a dredge with a large pipe attached. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam 20" Suction Dredge Headed South to Cut-Off" taken on 05-21-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam 20" Dredge Pumping Material for Hydraulic Fill" taken on 05-28-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Riprap and Railroad Track]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 283) is of a slope covered in rocks, with a pile of rocks at the bottom and a railroad track at the top. The second image (numbered 284) is of railroad tracks at the top of a hill, leading towards a bridge across the spillway of a dam. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Showing Progress of Riprap S.W. from Sta. 63" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Track Arrangement to Transfer Riprap Rock from Standard gage cars to narrow gage cars," both taken on 08-12-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Temporary Dam]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 67) is of piles of dirt beside a river. The second image is of a crane piling dirt near a river. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Starting Temporary Dam across River" taken on 11-17-24, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Closing River Channel with Temporary Dam" taken on 11-23-24.
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Garza Dam Upstream]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 255) is of a dirt plateau and slope leading down into a pool of water. The second image is of water with a dirt slope in the background and a pipe from the slope into the water. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Upstream Side Looking North from Sta. 37" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Upstream Toe Looking Southeast from Sta. 25," both taken on 04-06-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Spillway Bridge]

Description: Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image (numbered 339) is of a bridge at the top of a spillway. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Spillway and Bridge North from Upstream Side" taken on 12-29-27.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Concrete Spillway]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 180) is of a concrete spillway with buildings behind it. The second image (numbered 181) is of a deep trench with men and horses at the bottom. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Concrete Spillway Looking Northwest," and (bottom) "Garza Dam Excavation for Downstream Slope and Apron of Sp'way" both taken on 07-10-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Mayor Blaylock and Dredge]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 96) is of a crowd listening to a speech by Mayor Blaylock next to a dredge. The second image (numbered 97) is of a dredge about to be launched into a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Mayor Blaylock Speaking just before Launching Dredge" and (bottom) "Garza Dam 20" Suction Dredge just before Launching," both taken on 12-23-24.
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Cut-Off Trench Excavation]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 43) is of a large crane beginning work on a trench. The second image (numbered 46) is of a crane excavating a deep trench. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Starting Cut-Off Trench across Valley," taken on 11-04-24, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Excavating Cut-Off Trench near Sta. 44," taken on 11-06-24.
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Slide Filling]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 277) is of men pouring dirt onto the side of a dam. The second image (numbered 278) is of dirt sliding down the slope of a dam. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Filling Slide Upstream Sta. 47" taken on 06-17-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Showing movement of Slide After Filling" taken on 08-05-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Blasting Stumps]

Description: Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. Image is of a field with smoke coming from several different areas. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Blasting Stumps from Base of Dam," taken on 10-21-24
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Concrete in Conduit]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 112) is of a man pouring concrete into a conduit with a tall dirt wall on one side. The second image (numbered 115) is of a concrete-pouring mechanism in a trench with steep walls. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Pouring Concrete in Conduit Floor" taken 02-06-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Concreting Outlet Conduits Looking Downstream" taken 02-16-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Spillway Excavation]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 25) is of two horse-drawn wagons and a crane excavating a pit. The second image (numbered 26) is of a shallow pit with men working amongst piles of dirt. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Excavating for North End of Spillway" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North along Spillway Excavation," both taken on 10-17-24.
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Spillway and Weir]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 156) is of concrete in a shallow pit with cars and men around the edge of it. The second image (numbered 157) is of a concrete-pouring mechanism on the edge of a pit. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Spillway Looking Upstream and Northwest" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Placing Concrete Near North End of Spillway," both taken on 05-05-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Gate Tower and Core Pool]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 211) is of a valley with trees on one side, and the framework of a structure in the distance. The second image (numbered 212) is of a pool of water next to a brick structure. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Valley Section Showing Gate Tower" taken on 09-16-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Core Pool Looking North from Sta. 50" taken on 10-24-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Spillway Excavation]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 111) is of a line of horse-drawn wagons next to a pile of large rocks. The second image (numbered 124) is of several cranes and wagons excavating rocky ground. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Spillway Excavation Looking North" taken on 02-06-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Erie Shovels on Spillway Excavation" taken on 02-26-25.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Rock Riprap]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 251) is of men working on a gravel slope. The second image (numbered 252) is of a gravel slope above a river. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 104 Showing Rock Riprap" and (bottom) "Garza Dam South from Sta. 90 Showing Rock Riprap" taken on 03-16-26
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Garza Dam]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 247) is of a wooden tower near pools of water, with several cranes in the background. The second image (numbered 248) is of a man standing next to a wooden tower partially submerged in shallow water. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 37" taken on 02-25-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 37 Showing Upstream Slide Near Br. Line" taken on 03-16-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Gatehouse]

Description: Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image is of a brick gatehouse next to railroad tracks near a lake. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Gate House" taken on 10-03-27.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Rock Riprap]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 259) is of a valley with a large pile of rocks in it. The second image (numbered 261) is of a slope lined with rocks above a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Rock Riprap on Upstream Slope Sta. 65 + 50 South" taken on 04-12-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Placing Rock Riprap on Upstream Slope Sta. 48 North" taken on 04-16-26.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Levee and Hydraulic Fill]

Description: Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 184) is of a crane excavating a trench. The second image (numbered 185) is of a river with men working along its banks. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Building Levee for Hydraulic Fill near S. End of Spillway" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking S. E. along Hydraulic Fill from Sta. 103 + 55," both taken on 07-10-25
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives