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Records of DARCA

 Collection
Identifier: WDAR

Scope and Contents

The Records of DARCA consists of documents dated 2001 to 2018. The collection includes meeting minutes, convention programs, brochures, newsletters, news clippings, and a resolution. Topics include Colorado water rights, means for water acquisitioning and dispersal, possibilities of GIS use for ditch companies, and financial advice. The collection is expected to grow.

Dates

  • 2001-2018

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

Created to support the needs of Colorado's ditch companies, the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) was founded in November 2001 in Silverthorne, Colorado. The alliance is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to assisting companies that deliver Colorado water, including ditch and reservoir companies, lateral ditch companies, irrigation districts, and all other types of private ditch associations. DARCA provides education on management, easement and water rights, real estate laws, Geographic Information System (GIS) possibilities, and other water-related issues. DARCA holds an annual convention and various workshops.

Founding board members include Matt Cook, Bob Krugmire, Jill Baty, Phil Bertrand, Ron Brinkman, Don Chapman, Jeris Danielson, Janet Enge, and John McKenzie. In 2001, the alliance had two dozen ditch companies as members. In 2007, membership included over 80 companies and over 50 individual, corporate, and institutional memberships.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 2 series in 1 box:

Series 1: Meeting minutes, 2001-2003

Series 2: Printed materials, 2001-2018 and undated

Acquisition

The Records of DARCA was acquired by the Water Resources Archive in November 2003. The first accession was donated by the executive director of DARCA, Karen Rademacher. A second accession was received in April 2007. Materials gathered from conferences were added in 2018.

Processing

Materials were placed in acid-free folders and stored in an acid-free box. Metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips.

Title
Guide to the Records of DARCA
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Angeline Allen; revised by Patricia J. Rettig
Date
Copyright 2018
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844