Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1984

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Frank Carlson

Second Committee Member

Lloyd M. Gabriel

Third Committee Member

George C. Grossman


Irrigation played a very important role in the development of the Yakima Valley as we know it today. The Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District was chosen to show how an irrigation system functions and the part it plays on the lives of the plants, animals and people in its area. A brief historical study of the Tieton Division of the Yakima Project was made. The construction of the Tieton Unit was studied. A slide lecture with an accompanying tape was developed to acquaint junior high school students with the purpose, function and affects of the Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District.