WRA. Water Resources
Found in 131 Collections and/or Records:
Roy and Ardyce Johnson owned and operated a family farm near Wiggins, Colorado, between 1960 and 1986. The collection documents the struggles to keep the irrigated farm afloat, including financing with the Federal Land Bank and legal issues related to the use of groundwater. Additionally, the collection covers irrigation systems, the 1980s Farmers' Crisis, and the proposed Narrows Dam. Materials include financial reports, legal documents, letters, maps, and clippings.
Theodore M. Schad (1918-2005), a civil engineer and water resources policy expert, served in a number of federal and private agencies over his career. The materials in this collection are from the period when Schad served as executive director of the National Water Commission. The collection consists primarily of copies of contracts for grants issued by the National Water Commission for a variety of reports and water-related projects.
Vujica M. Yevjevich (1913-2006), a native of Yugoslavia, was a professor, lecturer, consultant, and researcher of hydrologic engineering. Yevjevich taught in Colorado State University's engineering department from 1960 until his retirement in 1979. The collection contains notes, essays, correspondence, graphs, maps, and technical information on his work in hydrology, mostly international in nature.
Civil engineer William Sayre (1927-1981) contributed significant scientific research about sediment transport and turbulent flows. He spent the majority of his career working for the U.S. Geological Survey as a research hydrologist and the University of Iowa as a professor of hydraulics and water-resources engineering. The collection consists mainly of articles, reports, and handwritten notes, along with correspondence, presentations, teaching materials, and research data.
Bill Green, a water resources engineer and outdoor photographer, photographs reservoirs, streams, and natural areas in the western United States. The collection consists of 25 digital photographs of the 2002 Colorado drought, as well as nearly 1,500 slides of water features, parks, and wildlife, mostly in Colorado but also in other western states.
In 1935, Congress passed legislation funding a federal Snow Survey Program after a severe drought in the western United States. The purpose of the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Snow Survey Program is to provide mountain snowpack data and water supply forecasts for the western United States. The collection includes images of snow survey sites and equipment, agency employees, and public outreach events. Materials include slides, photographs,and film reels.
The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) was created in November 2001 in Silverthorne, Colorado. DARCA is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to assisting Colorado's ditch and reservoir companies, lateral ditch companies, irrigation districts, and all other types of private ditch associations. The collection includes meeting minutes, brochures, convention programs, and newsletters.