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Abstract The Local Water Resources History Collection is an aggregation of items acquired from many different sources. Combining a wide range of materials including maps, blueprints, brochures, programs, posters, reports, photographs, newsletters, audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs, the collection touches on various topics related to Colorado water issues, people, and organizations. Topics include ditches and irrigation systems, as well as various rivers and reservoirs. Some materials go beyond the state of...
Dates: 1875-2021; Majority of material found within 1960-2008
Abstract The North Poudre Irrigation Company has supplied water in northern Colorado for over one hundred years. Incorporated in 1901, the company founded the sugar-beet farming community of Wellington in 1903 and currently manages more than 22 storage reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches. This collection primarily consists of eleven oral histories with company officials. It reflects the history of this local irrigation enterprise and the evolution of agricultural and municipal water use...
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
- Maps. 2
- Oral history. 2
- Arkansas River. 1
- Big Thompson River (Colo.) 1
- Cache la Poudre River (Colo.) 1
- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) 1
- DVDs. 1
- Ditches -- Colorado. 1
- Floods -- Colorado -- Big Thompson River. 1
- Photographs. 1
- Posters. 1
- South Platte River Watershed (Colo. and Neb.) 1
- Videotapes. 1
- Water use -- Colorado. 1 ∧ less
- North Poudre Irrigation Company 1
- Water Supply and Storage Company 1
- Water Supply and Storage Company. 1