WRA. Water Resources
Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:
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.
The mission of this non-profit organization is to 'protect and restore the Cache la Poudre River.' The group comments on proposed water development projects, sponsors river clean ups, and interacts with the media and citizens. The collection consists of downloads of their website and emails. It is entirely digital.
Colorado is divided into water divisions and districts, and local water commissioners closely monitor their areas. The collection contains water commissioner field books, which detail water amounts in ditches and reservoirs in the South Platte River Basin for Division 1, District 64.
The Ditch Project, in 2009, brought together historians, scientists, and other artists to examine the history of Boulder, Colorado's irrigation ditches. This effort took the form of three extensive exhibits featuring artwork, photo essays, and educational materials about ditches, as well as a public symposium and a website (http://bcn.boulder.co.us/basin/ditchproject/). The collection is comprised entirely of electronic documents, maps, and photographs.