Rivers; Dams; Irrigation; Kajakai Dam (Afghanistan);
A view from the top of the Kajakai dam, looking down stream. To the left, water flows out of the power and irrigation tunnels, and to the right, water flows out of the spillway. A powerhouse was later built at the end of the power tunnel to...
Dams; International agricultural assistance; Kajakai Dam (Afghanistan);
Ted Y. Johnston (left) and an unidentified man, on the intake control tower at the Kajakai Dam. The tower stands 311 feet from the bottom of the reservoir. It regulates the tunnel gate which draws water from the reservoir for irrigation.
Irrigation; Canals; International agricultural assistance;
Ted Y. Johnston, M-K: Afghanistan project manager, on top of a concrete culvert, part of the Boghra canal system. Ted Y. Johnston was an American from Fresno, California. He joined M-K in 1946 as a manager of the California highway division. In...
Irrigation; Canals; Shepherds; Sheep; International agricultural assistance;
An Afghan shepherd waters his sheep in a canal. The first phase of Morrison-Knudsen's 1946 contract with the royal government of Afghanistan was mostly funded by Afghanistan's export of a curly type of sheep wool called Caracul.
T.Y. Johnston, M-K Afghanistan project manager, poses on top of a culvert in a section of the Boghra canal system, possibly near Shagai Manda. Each concrete feature constructed on the canal system was numbered for maintenance purposes.
The Wilbur tour group travels along side a Boghra canal in a Willys station wagon. The Boghra canal system already existed in Afghanistan before Morrison-Knudsen arrived in 1946. M-K was hired to upgrade the system to handle the constant flow of...