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High Plains, 1959-1980 and undated

Identifier: Series 5

Scope and Contents

The materials in this series primarily relate to the artificial groundwater recharge studies in the High Plains of Colorado. The principal study represented here was conducted on the Arikaree River near Cope, Colorado. Robert Longenbaugh was the principal investigator on the project, which began in 1964 with state funding to the Colorado Ground Water Commission, which subcontracted with CSU. The goal was to study the feasibility of recharging excess or flood waters to an unconfined aquifer. Longenbaugh was also principal investigator on an earlier study (1963) on playa lakes in eastern Colorado as well as a participant in a later study (1974) in the Frenchman watershed. Other studies found here relate to irrigation pump efficiency tests and pumping costs. The materials are arranged in two subseries.


  • Creation: 1959-1980 and undated

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, some items are stored off-site, so advance notice is recommended.


From the Collection: 36.25 linear feet (23 record cartons, 4 document boxes, 3 flat files, 6 tubes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Description

1.5+ linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA