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David McComb Big Thompson Flood Collection

Identifier: WBTF
Abstract On July 31, 1976, the Big Thompson Canyon, just west of Loveland, Colorado, was the scene of a flash flood which claimed 144 lives. The collection consists of oral history tapes and transcripts along with photographs, slides, audiotapes, newspaper clippings, and other material Colorado State University history professor Dr. David McComb compiled when researching for his book Big Thompson: Profile of a Natural Disaster. A portion of the collection is...
Dates: 1975-1985; Majority of material found within 1976-1978

Local Water Resources History Collection

Identifier: WLOC
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, water rights, and drought studies, as well as various rivers and reservoirs. Some...
Dates: 1875-2021; Majority of material found within 1960-2008

Records of the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company

Identifier: WCHS
Abstract Formed in 1882 in Loveland, Colorado, the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company (CHS) delivers water for agricultural purposes through its system of ditches and reservoirs located in Larimer and Weld counties. The company and its system, which draws from the Big Thompson River, are well documented through minute books, water records, and files of recent secretaries. Supplementing these are stock, financial, and legal records, as well as photographs, maps, plans, and drawings....
Dates: 1874-2012; Majority of material found within 1950-2005

Records of the Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company

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 Wright Water Engineers, Inc.

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

Water Oral Histories 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

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Big Thompson: Profile of a Natural Disaster 1
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Colorado State University 1
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Colorado. Department of Natural Resources 1
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company 1
Cyprus Mines Corporation 1
Danielson, Jeris 1
Denver (Colo.). Board of Water Commissioners 1
Doesken, Nolan J. 1
Eastman Kodak Company 1
Evans, Harold G. 1
Evans, Norman A. 1
Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company 1
Fort Collins (Colo.). Utilities 1
George, Russell 1
Glover, Robert E. (Robert Ellsworth), 1896- 1
Great Western Sugar Company 1
Greenway Foundation 1
Hamel, Alan C. 1
Harmon, Dennis 1
Home Supply Ditch Company 1
Home Supply Reservoir Company 1
Johnson, Harvey G. 1
Kuhn, Eric 1
Left Hand Ditch Company 1
Longenbaugh, R. A. (Robert A.) 1
Lower Boulder Ditch Company 1
Luecke, Daniel 1
McComb, David G. 1
Mobley, Terry 1
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff 1
Ogilvie, James L. 1
Parshall, Maxwell 1
Porter, John 1
Pueblo Board of Water Works (Colo.) 1
Randall, Owen 1
Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company 1
Robbins, David W. 1
Scanga, Ralph 1
Schmidt, Max 1
Sharp, Thomas R. 1
Shimmin, Mike 1
Shoemaker, Jeff 1
Smith, MaryLou M., 1950- 1
Smith, Travis 1
Spencer, Herb 1
Stahmann Farms, Inc. 1
Stulp, John 1
Trout, Thomas J. (Thomas James) 1
United States. Bureau of Reclamation 1
University of Southern Colorado 1
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (Colo.) 1
Ward, Robert C. 1
Wells, Patricia 1
Werner, Brian 1
Wilkinson, Eric 1
Wright Water Engineers 1
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