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Abstract The Larimer County District Court Map Collection (1884-1953) contains maps of water-related structures used to establish water rights and settle water disputes in district courts. The maps provide information regarding water adjudication and water litigation in the first half of the twentieth century. The information on some of the more comprehensive maps offer details about the physical description, capacity and water source of large canals, ditches, reservoirs and wells. Collectively they...
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
Abstract California lawyer Arthur L. Littleworth (1923-2021) served as special master on the Kansas v. Colorado Supreme Court case from 1987 until its conclusion in 2009. The case was tried in four parts, and Littleworth wrote five reports during the course of the case. This collection documents the case in its entirety, through trial transcripts, exhibits, and pleadings, as well as correspondence, financial papers, trial notes, report drafts, final reports, and...
Dates: 1906-2009; Majority of material found within 1985-2009
Abstract Charles W. Howe (b. 1931), professor emeritus of economics at the University of Colorado Boulder and director emeritus and faculty research associate at the Environment and Society Program, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder, has focused his research on environmental and natural resource economics with emphasis on water resources, including water resources development, water rights, and river basin and watershed management. He frequently contributed his expertise...
Dates: 1942-2017; Majority of material found within 1971-2015
Abstract The "Father of Interstate River Compacts," Delph E. Carpenter (1877-1951) served the state of Colorado as a lawyer, state senator, and river commissioner. He wrote, negotiated, and promoted the Colorado River Compact, among others, following his service as lead counsel in the Wyoming vs. Colorado suit. The collection documents these and other professional activities (including cattle breeding), as well as Carpenter's personal life and family....
Dates: 1827-1992; Majority of material found within 1870-1951
Abstract Dr. Edwin Mogren (1921-2001) was a professor in the College of Forestry at Colorado State University from 1948 to 1986 and upon his retirement was appointed Professor Emeritus. While teaching at CSU, he also served as a consultant and expert witness on several legal water cases. This collection consists of many of the professor's field notes, data, maps, graphs, correspondence, photographs, and reports related to the litigation he was involved with during the 1970s and 1980s. A portion of...
Dates: 1963-1999; Majority of material found within 1973-1996
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,...
Dates: 1890-2003; Majority of material found within 1970-1998
Abstract Rollin Q. Tenney's (1838-1932) irrigation expertise was recognized with an appointment as one of Colorado's water commissioners in 1893. The materials in the collection cover Tenney's time as water commissioner as well as his activities related to ditch companies and irrigation districts in Northern Colorado. Document types include correspondence, legislation, reports, maps, clippings, notes, financial papers and one book. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1882-1928; Majority of material found within 1893-1912
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
Abstract Scott Hummer (b. 1959) worked in Colorado water resources administration and management for more than 30 years, with his longest position being as the first full-time water commissioner for the Blue River Basin (Water District 36). This collection primarily documents that work, emphasizing visual depictions of the Blue River, a tributary of the Colorado River. The collection includes photographs of the river and tributaries, reservoirs and tarns, headgates, diversion systems, high-water...
Dates: 1885-2023; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2011
Abstract Since its creation in 1876, the Colorado Office of the Attorney General (CAG) has tried many cases related to water and other natural resources. This collection concerns the precedent-setting case United States v. Colorado (general adjudication case number W-8439-76), in which CAG argued against the United States' filing of an application for rights to instream river flows on federal land on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The United States filed...
Dates: 1842-1999; Majority of material found within 1976-1993
Abstract The Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the wildlife habitat along the North Platte River in Nebraska, was established in 1978. The collection contains materials either collected or created by the Trust in relation to its operations as an environmental organization with the purpose of protecting and representing the interests of threatened and endangered wildlife. Major subjects documented include Federal Energy Regulatory Commission project...
Dates: 1921-2006; Majority of material found within 1980-2006
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 files of Wright-McLaughlin Engineers (1964-1982), a closely associated engineering firm...
Dates: 1882-2006; Majority of material found within 1965-1999