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WRA. Water Resources

 Collecting Area
Identifier: WRA

Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

Records of the Colorado Office of the Attorney General

 Collection
Identifier: WCAG
Abstract Since its creation in 1876, the Colorado Office of the Attorney General (CAG) has tried many cases related to water and other natural resources. This collection concerns the precedent-setting case United States v. Colorado (general adjudication case number W-8439-76), in which CAG argued against the United States' filing of an application for rights to instream river flows on federal land on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The United States filed...
Dates: 1842-1999; Majority of material found within 1976-1993

Irrigation Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WIPC
Abstract The Irrigation Photograph Collection contains lantern slides and glass plate negatives related primarily to irrigation and agricultural subjects in Colorado and around the world. Colorado locations include the Colorado Agricultural College campus, Long's Peak, the San Luis Valley, and the Eastern Plains. Other countries significantly represented through irrigation or cultural sites include Egypt, Algeria, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Mexico. A portion of the...
Dates: 1889-1933; Majority of material found within 1898-1909

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

Records of the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts

 Collection
Identifier: WCSC
Abstract On July 30, 1945, the Colorado Association of Soil Conservation Districts was formed as a statewide organization to provide guidance for the individual districts as well as to promote conservation at state and national levels. The Association's work has included helping districts to secure grants for conservation machinery, influencing state and federal legislation, and holding workshops to discuss state laws. The Association's records consist of documents created largely in relation to...
Dates: 1945-1987

Papers of Raymond L. Anderson

 Collection
Identifier: WRLA
Abstract

Natural resource economist Raymond L. Anderson (1927-2018) spent nearly three decades working jointly for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service and Colorado State University (CSU). He focused on irrigated agriculture and the associated organizations and issues arising in modern contexts. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, publications, and data.

Dates: 1950-2008; Majority of material found within 1961-1984

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

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

Papers of Delph E. Carpenter and Family

 Collection
Identifier: WDEC
Abstract The "Father of Interstate River Compacts," Delph E. Carpenter (1877-1951) served the state of Colorado as a lawyer, state senator, and river commissioner. He wrote, negotiated, and promoted the Colorado River Compact, among others, following his service as lead counsel in the Wyoming vs. Colorado suit. The collection documents these and other professional activities (including cattle breeding), as well as Carpenter's personal life and family....
Dates: 1827-1992; Majority of material found within 1870-1951

Papers of Maurice L. Albertson

 Collection
Identifier: WMLA
Abstract Maurice Albertson (1918-2009) was a hydraulic engineering expert who helped Colorado State University (CSU) gain international recognition in a variety of research fields, including water resources management. Best known for his central role in establishing the Peace Corps, Albertson was a CSU professor and administrator instrumental in expanding the university's water resources research program. The collection includes teaching materials; publications; records of professional and consulting...
Dates: 1891-2009; Majority of material found within 1940-2000

Records of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company

 Collection
Identifier: WMVI
Abstract Since 1920, the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), a mutual ditch company, has played an important role in the expansion and operation of agriculture in southwest Colorado's Montezuma Valley. The collection includes indexed files, field books, ledgers, maps, plans, and artifacts. Pre-1920 records document the Montezuma Valley Irrigation District, predecessor of MVIC. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1886-2010; Majority of material found within 1900-1960

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

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. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1986-2022

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 Norman A. Evans

 Collection
Identifier: WNAE
Abstract Norm Evans (1922-2018) worked at Colorado State University as a civil engineering professor starting in 1951. He earned his Ph.D. from CSU in 1963 while head of the Agricultural Engineering Department. He was appointed director of the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute in 1966. Evans also consulted on irrigation and water projects in the U.S. and abroad, served on the Fort Collins Water Board for 25 years, and was appointed to the Colorado Water Pollution Control Committee. The...
Dates: 1915-2012