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WRA. Water Resources

 Collecting Area
Identifier: WRA

Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

Papers of William P. Stanton

 Collection
Identifier: wwps
Abstract After working as an engineer for private firms in Delta, Colorado, for four years, William P. Stanton joined the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in 1976 where he worked for the next 24 years. The collection focuses on documents Stanton collected and produced throughout his career, with emphasis on floodplain management, flood mitigation and analysis, and weather modification. The collection also includes travel notes and itineraries from a professional trip to Australia and New...
Dates: 1960-2009

Papers of Hal D. Simpson

 Collection
Identifier: WHDS
Abstract Hal D. Simpson (b. 1945) worked in the Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) for 34 years, serving as State Engineer from 1992 to 2007. This collection includes materials from Simpson’s time with the Division of Water Resources; meeting agendas, notes, and other materials from his time on the Western States Water Council, particularly from his time as Council Chairman from 2004 to 2006; papers and presentations authored by Simpson; his calendars; and reference materials, comprised...
Dates: 1941-2007; Majority of material found in 1970-2007

Records of the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute

 Collection
Identifier: WRRI
Abstract Colorado State University has long been a leader in the West in water research and engineering. The University was a logical choice to oversee the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI) when, in 1964, Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act to better coordinate the nation's water research programs. The mission of CWRRI on the CSU campus was to bring water concerns and problems to the attention of water experts in higher education, facilitate research into these issues...
Dates: 1949-2007; Majority of material found within 1965-1985

Papers of Robert E. Glover

 Collection
Identifier: WREG
Abstract A civil engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Colorado State University, Robert Glover (1896-1984) conducted significant research on concrete cooling, dam construction, groundwater flow, and more. The focus of the collection is on the extensive work he did on these subjects. A smaller portion of the collection reflects Glover's personal life in terms of family activities and hobbies, including birding, photography, and environmentalism. Predominant...
Dates: 1896-2000; Majority of material found within 1922-1984

Papers of Charles C. Fisk

 Collection
Identifier: WFIS
Abstract After retiring as an engineer, Charles Fisk researched and wrote a book about Denver's water. The materials in the collection mostly relate to the book Fisk was completing at the end of his life, The Metro Denver Water Story: A Memoir. Subjects primarily relate to the history of Denver and its water, including focus on the South Platte River and the Two Forks project. Predominant material types are photocopies, clippings, drafts, and books as well as two...
Dates: 1880-2007; Majority of material found within 1971-2004

Climate Data Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WCDC
Abstract The Climate Data Collection contains more than 140 years, starting in 1872, of climate data which was primarily collected by local weather stations as part of the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program and also by the Mountain States Weather Services and Colorado Amateur Radio Weather Net. The collection consists primarily of weather data from Colorado as well as the Rocky Mountain region and some eastern states. There are also voluminous sets of Denver and Fort Collins,...
Dates: 1872-2019

Records of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company

 Collection
Identifier: WAVX
Abstract Formed in 1901 to take over several earlier companies, the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company operated the Amity Canal System in southeastern Colorado. The company became a subsidiary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1910, went through several lawsuits that mutualized the system, and dissolved in 1966. The collection documents the company through materials accumulated in the New York office, including meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, legal and financial...
Dates: 1883-1979; Majority of material found within 1901-1950

Papers of E. Bruce Jones

 Collection
Identifier: WEBJ
Abstract E. Bruce Jones (1933-2013) spent most of his career working as a consulting engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. His areas of focus included surface and groundwater hydrology, remote sensing, water rights, snow hydrology, and weather modification. He spent many years as president of Resource Consultants (formerly M. W. Bittinger and Associates) in Fort Collins and later as senior engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group in Denver. He worked extensively on environmental cleanups, including on...
Dates: 1955-2013; Majority of material found within 1956-2000

Papers of Robert A. Longenbaugh

 Collection
Identifier: WRAL
Abstract Robert A. Longenbaugh (1935-2020) made numerous contributions to groundwater research, education, and legislation. The collection documents Longenbaugh's career working on Colorado groundwater issues as a Colorado State University engineering professor, assistant state engineer, and consultant, as well as his continued activities during retirement. Main subjects documented include groundwater resources, modeling, recharge, law, education, wells, and irrigation pump efficiency, as well as...
Dates: 1935-2020; Majority of material found in 1960-2020

Records of Wright Water Engineers, Inc.

 Collection
Identifier: WWWE
Abstract Wright Water Engineers, Inc., is a Colorado-based water resources consulting firm founded by Kenneth R. Wright. Since 1961 the company has undertaken projects concerning agricultural and irrigation engineering, water rights, flood control and drainage, dams, and groundwater in Colorado as well as other states and countries. The collection contains files from select Colorado projects, as well as one in New Mexico/Texas. Also present are the files of Wright-McLaughlin Engineers (1964-1982), a...
Dates: 1882-2006; Majority of material found within 1965-1999

Groundwater Data Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WGDC
Abstract Colorado State University's strength in groundwater research evolved naturally from the state's early residents needing information on irrigated agriculture. The data, maps, charts, drafts, correspondence, photographs, final reports, and reference materials that were produced by or collected for these groundwater studies over the years are what comprise the Groundwater Data Collection. Materials relate to the groundwater studies that CSU researchers conducted primarily in eastern Colorado...
Dates: 1897-2011; Majority of material found within 1940-1981

Papers of Roland C. Fischer

 Collection
Identifier: wrcf
Abstract

Roland C. "Rolly" Fischer (1928-2016) worked for the Colorado River Water Conservation District for nearly three decades, as secretary-engineer and general manager, retiring in 1996. His collection documents some aspects of the district as well as Colorado water law. It contains reports, letters, publications, photographs, and artifacts.

Dates: 1936-2014

Papers of Ralph E. "Butch" Clark, III

 Collection
Identifier: wcla
Abstract

Ralph E. "Butch" Clark, III, has lived in Gunnison, Colorado, since 1970 and has long advocated for social justice. The documents here were collected by Clark in conjunction with the Sustainable Development Strategies Group. They document the Gunnison Basin, the Colorado River, and other tributary watersheds through court documents, letters, publications, and reports.

Dates: 1948-2016

Papers of David J. Miller

 Collection
Identifier: WMIL
Abstract David J. Miller (1906-1993) was a Greeley attorney who practiced law for over 50 years. Many of his cases related to water law and particularly to the formation and dissolution of irrigation districts and water conservancy districts. This collection consists of Miller's files from his cases as an attorney; organizational documents, including meeting minutes, agendas, and reports; personal and administrative records, including calendars, appointment books, and financial documents; and...
Dates: 1882 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

Papers of William R. Kelly

 Collection
Identifier: wwrk
Abstract William R. Kelly (1883-1980) worked as a lawyer, primarily based in Greeley, Colorado, for more than 60 years and became an authority on water law during that time. He was instrumental in the formation of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District in the 1930s and served as their attorney. The collection consists chiefly of various reminscences and writings by Kelly. Often these are autobiographical or related to water law or projects, though some are about family, friends, or...
Dates: 1900-2019

Papers of Robert and Daphne Illeman

 Collection
Identifier: WIFP
Abstract Daphne Illeman (1921-2016) and Robert Illeman (1917-2003), a married couple, worked as civil engineers for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on multiple projects, including what became the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in Colorado. The collection includes two sets of reports produced by the Bureau for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, a transmountain diversion, along with other reports, maps, and drawings related to water resources development projects and research. The collection also includes...
Dates: 1938-1968; Majority of material found in 1948-1950

Papers of Michael A. Stevens

 Collection
Identifier: WSTE
Abstract Michael A. Stevens (1935–2023) was an associate professor at Colorado State University, engineer, and engineering consultant who worked with government agencies and engineering firms in North and South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. His research and projects included work on rivers, irrigation, erosion, geomorphology, hydrology, flood control, drainage, dams, and levees. The collection consists of his publications; correspondence, data, and engineering plans...
Dates: 1948-2012

Colorado Water Congress Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WCWC
Abstract The Colorado Water Congress was established in 1958 to provide information about water-related issues affecting Colorado and the West. The organization's newsletters offer a broad overview of Colorado water debates and policy issues, as well as columns and commentary from some of the state's leading water experts. Materials include newsletters, VHS tapes, and conference materials. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1958-1970, 1982-2020

Federal Land Bank of Wichita Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WFLB
Abstract The Federal Land Bank of Wichita was created, along with twelve other banks, by the United States government to provide long-term credit to farmers by the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 in response to the unique credit needs of farmers. The collection contains reports and maps relating to ditches, streams, and underground water in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska, as well as similar reports from the Land Bank of Berkeley regarding Utah and Wyoming. A portion of the collection is...
Dates: 1907-1989; Majority of material found within 1942-1980

Papers of Edwin W. Mogren

 Collection
Identifier: WEWM
Abstract Dr. Edwin Mogren (1921-2001) was a professor in the College of Forestry at Colorado State University from 1948 to 1986 and upon his retirement was appointed professor emeritus. While teaching at CSU, he also served as a consultant and expert witness on several legal water cases. This collection consists of many of Mogren's field notes, data, maps, graphs, correspondence, photographs, and reports related to the litigation he was involved with during the 1970s and 1980s. A portion of the...
Dates: 1963-1999; Majority of material found within 1973-1996