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WSSC/NCWCD, 1976-1991

Identifier: Subseries 2.3

Scope and Contents

This subseries concerns Richardson's work as an expert witness for the Water Supply and Storage Company (WSSC) and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) for the case U.S. v. Colorado (W-8439-76). The National Forest Service (NFS) filed claims to in-stream water rights on the Cache la Poudre River in the late 1980s. WSSC and NCWCD opposed the filing and hired Richardson to investigate and testify on the validity of NFS claims. The case went to trial January 8, 1998, in Water District Court 1, and the NFS claims were denied. Richardson's files include notes, correspondence, depositions, legal testimonies, and court decisions. Richardson's arrangement was retained as found.


  • Creation: 1976-1991


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, this collection is stored off-site, so advance notice is required. All "confidential" markings on correspondence or other materials have been determined to be for administrative purposes, not national security information; therefore, these materials are open for access.


From the Collection: 49.25 linear feet (28 record cartons, 1 document box, 21 photo boxes, 2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA