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Local Water Resources History Collection

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

Papers of Frank Milenski

 Collection
Identifier: WFMP
Abstract Francis ("Frank") Raymond Milenski (1913-1998) was a farmer and irrigator in Colorado's Arkansas River Valley. He served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board from 1959 to 1966 and was on the board of directors of both the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Catlin Canal Company for several decades. The collection includes documents related to Milenski's involvement in these organizations. Also included are documents pertaining to court cases, water law, agricultural...
Dates: 1890-2003; Majority of material found within 1970-1998

Papers of James L. Ogilvie

 Collection
Identifier: WJLO
Abstract

James L. Ogilvie (1911-1995) had a long and fruitful career with the United States Bureau of Reclamation in the field of irrigation and water management. He worked successfully on the Colorado-Big Thompson Project and was the Project Manager for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in southeast Colorado. The collection contains professional files related to Ogilvie's career as well as desk diaries, which serve as a guide to his daily activities, and photographs.

Dates: 1889-1992; Majority of material found within 1955-1980

Papers of Marvin D. Hoover

 Collection
Identifier: WMDH
Abstract

Marvin D. Hoover served as a hydrological researcher in Colorado for several decades, beginning in 1953. These papers illuminate his work concerning the water supply of Colorado Springs and his later involvement as an environmental consultant on water-storage issues for Fort Collins. Document types include correspondence, reports, notes, clippings, streamflow data, and two maps.

Dates: 1957-1975

Papers of Ray Nixon

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Identifier: WNIX
Abstract Civil engineer Ray Nixon (1906-2001) served as head of several municipal water utilities in southeastern Colorado. Best known as the longtime director of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, he played an instrumental role in large water infrastructure projects in southern Colorado such as the Homestake Reservoir and the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The collection documents Nixon's work for the cities of Trinidad, Colorado Springs, and Security, his time on the board of the Southeastern...
Dates: 1893-2001; Majority of material found within 1948-1995

Papers of Ronald K. Blatchley

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Identifier: WRKB
Abstract Ronald K. Blatchley (b. 1929) was a water consultant in Colorado from the early 1960s into the 2000s. He worked at two firms, Tipton and Kalmbach, and W. W. Wheeler and Associates, before starting his own consulting firms Blatchley Associates, North Fork Associates, and Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company. Consisting mainly of reports from his firms, the collection includes augmentation plans, water rights evaluations, and groundwater studies. Blatchley's clients were mostly located in the...
Dates: 1938, 1963-2007; Majority of material found within 1974-1995

Records of the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company

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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 Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company

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Identifier: WIPV
Abstract The Records of the Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company contains the financial and business records of the company which was established in 1884 and irrigated land in Logan County, Colorado. IPV was typical of many irrigation companies in Colorado and the West in that a group of investors pooled their resources to form the company and raised revenue by selling shares of stock to irrigators. The collection includes several old ledger books with articles of incorporation, meeting minutes,...
Dates: 1884-1997; Majority of material found in 1884-1945; 1987-1997

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.

Dates: 1886-2010; Majority of material found within 1900-1960

Records of the North Poudre Irrigation Company

 Collection
Identifier: WNPR
Abstract Since 1901, the North Poudre Irrigation Company (NPIC) has supplied water to Northern Colorado's Boxelder Creek Valley farmers and ranchers through its system of canals and reservoirs. Today, the company owns nineteen reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of ditches and laterals. The company's activities and system are documented through a variety of material types including annual reports, stock certificates, financial records, legal documents, engineering reports, correspondence, meeting...
Dates: 1880-2009; Majority of material found within 1901-2005

Records of the Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company

 Collection
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 the San Luis Valley Irrigation District

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Identifier: WSLV
Abstract

The San Luis Valley Irrigation District formed in 1908 to deliver water to farmers in Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley. The collection contains some records from the Farmers Union Ditch Company and the Farmers Union Irrigation Company but mostly encompasses records pertaining to district operations. Materials include meeting minutes, financial records, engineering reports, correspondence, legal documents, annual reports, election notices, contracts, clippings, maps, and photographs.

Dates: 1887-1976; Majority of material found within 1900-1930

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. Also present are the records of Wright-McLaughlin Engineers (1964-1982), a closely associated engineering...
Dates: 1882-2006; Majority of material found within 1974-1993

Water Supply and Storage Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WWSS
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

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Photographs. 10
Ditches -- Colorado. 7
Irrigation -- Colorado. 7
Water resources development -- Colorado. 7
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Larimer County (Colo.) 4
Negatives. 4
Reservoirs -- Colorado. 4
Arkansas River Watershed. 3
Arkansas River. 3
Artifacts. 3
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Cache la Poudre River (Colo.) 3
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Colo.) 3
Weld County (Colo.) 3
Aerial photographs. 2
Colorado. 2
DVDs. 2
Dams -- Colorado. 2
Floods -- Colorado -- Big Thompson River. 2
Fryingpan River (Colo.) 2
Fryingpan River Watershed (Colo.) 2
Irrigation engineering. 2
Scrapbooks. 2
South Platte River Watershed (Colo. and Neb.) 2
Videotapes. 2
Water resources development. 2
Water rights -- Colorado. 2
Berthoud (Colo.) 1
Big Thompson Canyon (Colo.) 1
Boxelder Valley (Wyo. and Colo.) 1
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Colorado -- Water rights. 1
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Costilla County (Colo.) 1
Dam failures -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
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Dolores River (Colo. and Utah) 1
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Floods -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
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Groundwater -- Colorado. 1
Herington (Kan.) 1
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Interstate agreements -- Arkansas River. 1
Irrigation districts -- Colorado. 1
Kansas -- Water rights. 1
Kansas. 1
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Logan County (Colo.) 1
Loveland (Colo.) 1
Microfilms. 1
Montezuma County (Colo.) 1
Northglenn (Colo.) 1
Oral history. 1
Posters. 1
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Security (Colo.) 1
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Trinidad (Colo.) 1
Water districts -- Colorado. 1
Water use -- Colorado. 1
Water utilities -- Colorado. 1
Watershed management. 1
Watersheds -- Colorado. 1
Wellington (Colo.) 1
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Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (U.S.) 2
United States. Bureau of Reclamation. 2
Water Supply and Storage Company. 2
Blatchley Associates. 1
Blatchley, Ronald K. 1