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David McComb Big Thompson Flood Collection

 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.

Dates: 1975-1985; Majority of material found within 1976-1978

Local Water Resources History Collection

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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, as well as various rivers and reservoirs. Some materials go beyond the state of...
Dates: 1875-2021; Majority of material found within 1960-2008

Water Oral Histories Collection

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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

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Cache la Poudre River (Colo.) 2
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Anderson Ditch Company. 1
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