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WRA. Water Resources

 Collecting Area
Identifier: WRA

Found in 131 Collections and/or Records:

Records of the Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company

 Collection
Identifier: WRFD
Abstract The Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company was created in 1983 as a mutual ditch company in the state of Colorado from unusual circumstances. The predecessor organization was the Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company. The main purpose of both companies has been to store and deliver water for irrigation, drawn from the Big Thompson River. Legal and financial materials dominate the collection, but comprehensive sets of meeting minutes exist, along with fairly complete sets of early stock...
Dates: 1878-2020; Majority of material found within 1970-2000

Records of the Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center

 Collection
Identifier: WRMH
Abstract Chesley J. Posey founded the Rocky Mountain Hydraulic Laboratory in 1945 in Allenspark, Colorado. The laboratory served as a summer residence for students and professionals interested in water experiments. In 1991, the laboratory's name changed to the Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center. The collection consists of documents created in relation to the Center's meetings, operations, research and other activities. Materials include minutes, agendas, correspondence, tax forms, receipts,...
Dates: 1933-1995

Records of the San Luis Valley Irrigation District

 Collection
Identifier: WSLV
Abstract

The San Luis Valley Irrigation District formed in 1908 to deliver water to farmers in Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley. The collection contains some records from the Farmers Union Ditch Company and the Farmers Union Irrigation Company but mostly encompasses records pertaining to district operations. Materials include meeting minutes, financial records, engineering reports, correspondence, legal documents, annual reports, election notices, contracts, clippings, maps, and photographs.

Dates: 1887-1976; Majority of material found within 1900-1930

Records of the South Platte Forum

 Collection
Identifier: wspf
Abstract

The South Platte Forum began in 1989 with a mission focused on promoting a multi-disciplinary exhange of ideas related to improving the management of natural resources in the basin. The group typically holds annual conferences. The collection contains files related to the conferences, including planning and financial documents, presentations, and proceedings, though they are not comprehensive.

Dates: 1992-2018

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. Also present are the records of Wright-McLaughlin Engineers (1964-1982), a closely associated engineering...
Dates: 1882-2006; Majority of material found within 1974-1993

Records of Xeriscape Colorado, Inc.

 Collection
Identifier: WXCO
Abstract

Xeriscape Colorado, Inc. (formerly Xeriscape Task Force and Front Range Xeriscape) was a non-profit organization that promoted water-conserving landscapes and educated the public about the same. Documenting the work of Xeriscape Colorado, Inc., this collection contains agendas, minutes, notes, reports, and correspondence. Also included are publications, newspaper clippings, calendars, newsletters, brochures, a few artifacts, and miscellaneous media.

Dates: 1974-2012; Majority of material found within 1986-1995

Reports of the Boyle Engineering Corporation

 Collection
Identifier: WBOY
Abstract

The Boyle Engineering Corporation has been a leader in the delivery of water and wastewater services since the early 1940s. In February 2008, Boyle Engineering was bought out by AECOM. The collection mainly contains material created by Boyle Engineering, such as reports for both private and governmental projects, focusing on water supply, wastewater, and flood control.

Dates: 1964-2007; Majority of material found within 1980-1995

Slides of Mildred T. Axtell

 Collection
Identifier: WMTA
Abstract

In her travels around the globe, Mildred Thomas Axtell (1916-2001) photographed various water locations, including the coasts of California, Mexico, and Buenos Aires. This collection includes slides of Denver city parks, rock formations in Arches National Monument and Zion National Park in Utah, and Mexico and Buenos Aires landscapes and cityscapes, as well as family portraits. There are 1,086 slides in the collection.

Dates: 1946-1980; Majority of material found within 1946-1967

Water Oral Histories Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WOHC
Abstract

The Water Oral Histories Collection consists of interviews and reminiscences covering the work of some of Colorado's distinguished civil engineers, irrigators, and water leaders. Subjects include Northern Colorado's irrigation history, irrigation engineering and research in Colorado, large water storage projects, groundwater issues, and the personal and professional lives of some of Colorado's water leaders.

Dates: 1986-2022

Water Resources Artifacts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WART
Abstract

The Water Resources Artifacts Collection aggregates objects acquired from several different sources. The collection includes a Thacher calculator, four water level recorders, a textile, a painting, and two water bottles.

Dates: 1900-2009

Water Supply and Storage Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WWSS
Abstract The Water Supply and Storage Company (WSSC) was incorporated in 1891 to serve irrigators in the Cache la Poudre valley. In 1986, the city of Thornton purchased substantial stock in the company, which has subsequently provided water for both municipal and agricultural purposes. The bulk of the collection was produced during a records management project conducted on the company's behalf between 1981 and 2000, and includes oral history audiotapes, transcripts, company histories and timelines,...
Dates: 1907-1991; Majority of material found within 1973-1991