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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

North Poudre Irrigation Company Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WNPI
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...
Dates: 1992-1994

Papers of Charles C. Fisk

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Identifier: WFIS
Abstract After retiring as an engineer, Charles Fisk researched and wrote a book about Denver's water. The materials in the collection mostly relate to the book Fisk was completing at the end of his life, The Metro Denver Water Story: A Memoir. Subjects primarily relate to the history of Denver and its water, including focus on the South Platte River and the Two Forks project. Predominant material types are photocopies, clippings, drafts, and books as well as two...
Dates: 1880-2007; Majority of material found within 1971-2004

Papers of Daniel Tyler

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Identifier: WDTP
Abstract Daniel Tyler (b. 1933), emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University, has taught and written extensively on western water history. This collection documents his research, including that for the biography of W.D. Farr, a Greeley, Colorado, water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman; the biography of Delph Carpenter, a Greeley water lawyer and interstate river commissioner; a book of Carpenter's parents' courtship correspondence; and Mexican land grant rights in relation to New...
Dates: 1950-2011; Majority of material found within 1985-2010

Papers of Earl L. Mosley

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Identifier: WMOS
Abstract Earl L. Mosley (1883-1966) was an engineer and municipal administrator who worked in Colorado Springs from 1921 to 1947 and in Denver from 1947 until shortly before his death. He prepared a typescript, "History of the Denver Water System," while working for the Denver Water Board. The collection includes a copy of that work, a few newspaper clippings about Mr. Mosley and his work, and a digital copy of the typescript on compact disc. ...
Dates: 1960-2011; Majority of material found within 1960-1966

Papers of Frank Milenski

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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 Hal D. Simpson

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Identifier: WHDS
Abstract Hal D. Simpson (b. 1945) worked in the Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) for 34 years, serving as State Engineer from 1992 to 2007. This collection includes materials from Simpson’s time with the Division of Water Resources; meeting agendas, notes, and other materials from his time on the Western States Water Council, particularly from his time as Council Chairman from 2004 to 2006; papers and presentations authored by Simpson; his calendars; and reference materials, comprised...
Dates: 1941-2007; Majority of material found in 1970-2007

Papers of Hamlet J. "Chips" Barry, III

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Identifier: WHJB
Abstract Hamlet J. "Chips" Barry, III, served as the manager of Denver Water for nearly twenty years. The documentation of Barry's employment with the Micronesian Legal Services Corporation, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, law firm Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw and Harring, and Denver Water is representative but not comprehensive. A 30-year span of his calendars gives a sense of his daily appointments and activities. Additionally, files of his speeches and writings on typical subjects such...
Dates: 1951-2011; Majority of material found within 1973-2010

Papers of Harvey Johnson

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Identifier: WHGJ
Abstract Having spent over 45 years of his life as a farmer in Fort Collins, Colorado, Harvey Johnson (1895-1991) understood the value of water. He served on numerous water boards, most significantly the Water Supply and Storage Company Board, of which he became a member in 1936 and served for 54 years. He was asked to serve on the Fort Collins City Council and served two terms as mayor in the 1960s. Johnson was instrumental in preparing the city to store water for future growth. This collection...
Dates: 1907-1989; Majority of material found within 1970-1989

Papers of James L. Ogilvie

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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 Lloyd J. Gronning

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Identifier: WGRO
Abstract A water program management consultant, Lloyd J. Gronning has worked on projects across the West. He served as the president of Gronning Engineering Company from 1984 to 1996 and as the vice president of Montgomery Watson, Inc. from 1996 to 1999. The collection chiefly contains reports by Gronning Engineering Company related to the Arkansas River, Colorado Springs Utilities, groundwater, and water rights. The collection also contains a statewide water development study as well as documents,...
Dates: 1986-1999

Papers of Marvin D. Hoover

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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

Papers of W. D. Farr

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Identifier: WWDF
Abstract William Daven "W.D." Farr (1910-2007) was a leading water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman in northern Colorado. He was extensively involved in many local and national water and agricultural organizations, including the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Greeley Water and Sewer Board, and the American National Cattlemen's Association. Materials document little of Farr's professional life but more of his service activities and personal life. Beyond Farr and his family, the...
Dates: 1890-2010; Majority of material found within 1980-2005

Records of DARCA

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Identifier: WDAR
Abstract

The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) was created in November 2001 in Silverthorne, Colorado. DARCA is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to assisting Colorado's ditch and reservoir companies, lateral ditch companies, irrigation districts, and all other types of private ditch associations. The collection includes meeting minutes, brochures, convention programs, and newsletters.

Dates: 2001-2018

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 Godfrey Ditch Company

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Identifier: WGOD
Abstract

The Section No. 3 Ditch Company was incorporated in March 1870 in Weld County. The company constructed its ditch to divert water from the South Platte River for agriculture, milling and dairying purposes. In 1910, it was reincorporated as the Godfrey Ditch Company. The collection contains the minute books of both companies, which span the years 1870 to 1986. Also included are account ledgers and stock registers, as well as some legal documents and historical information.

Dates: 1870-1996

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

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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

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Water-supply -- Colorado. 24
Maps. 14
Photographs. 14
Water resources development -- Colorado. 12
Ditches -- Colorado. 10
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Irrigation -- Colorado. 8
Weld County (Colo.) 6
Artifacts. 5
Audiocassettes. 5
DVDs. 5
Arkansas River. 4
Big Thompson River (Colo.) 4
Colorado. 4
Denver (Colo.) 4
Larimer County (Colo.) 4
Negatives. 4
Reservoirs -- Colorado. 4
South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.) 4
Videotapes. 4
Water rights -- Colorado. 4
Arkansas River Watershed. 3
Cache la Poudre River (Colo.) 3
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) 3
Oral history. 3
South Platte River Watershed (Colo. and Neb.) 3
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Colo.) 3
Water resources development. 3
Aerial photographs. 2
Banks and banking. 2
Beef cattle. 2
Colorado Springs (Colo.) 2
Dams -- Colorado. 2
Floods -- Colorado -- Big Thompson River. 2
Fort Collins (Colo.) 2
Fryingpan River (Colo.) 2
Fryingpan River Watershed (Colo.) 2
Greeley (Colo.) 2
Groundwater -- Colorado. 2
Interstate agreements. 2
Irrigation engineering. 2
Microfilms. 2
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Colo.) 2
Scrapbooks. 2
Water resources development -- Colorado -- Denver. 2
Water utilities -- Colorado. 2
Waterworks -- Colorado -- Denver. 2
Alaska. 1
Aurora (Colo.) 1
Beef industry 1
Berthoud (Colo.) 1
Big Thompson Canyon (Colo.) 1
Books. 1
Boxelder Valley (Wyo. and Colo.) 1
Catlin Canal (Colo.) 1
Cattle -- Feeding and feeds. 1
Center (Colo.) 1
Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.) 1
Colorado -- Water rights. 1
Costilla County (Colo.) 1
Dam failures -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
Diaries. 1
Dolores River (Colo. and Utah) 1
Farm life -- Colorado. 1
Floods -- Colorado -- Big Thompson Canyon. 1
Floods -- Colorado -- Roaring River Valley. 1
Herington (Kan.) 1
Hinsdale County (Colo.) 1
History of the Denver Water System. 1
Interstate agreements -- Arkansas River. 1
Irrigation districts -- Colorado. 1
Kansas -- Water rights. 1
Kansas. 1
Land grants. 1
Land use. 1
Lawn Lake Dam (Colo.) 1
Logan County (Colo.) 1
Loveland (Colo.) 1
Marshall Islands. 1
Micronesia (Federated States) 1
Mines and mineral resources. 1
Montezuma County (Colo.) 1
Municipal water supply -- Colorado -- Denver -- Management. 1
New Mexico. 1
Northglenn (Colo.) 1
Posters. 1
Public interest law. 1
Public utilities. 1
Purgatoire River (Colo.) 1
Rio Grande (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) 1
Rio Grande County (Colo.) 1
Saguache County (Colo.) 1
San Luis Valley (Colo. and N.M.) 1
Security (Colo.) 1
Standley Lake (Colo.) 1
The Metro Denver Water Story 1
Trinidad (Colo.) 1
Water -- Law and legislation. 1
Water -- Storage -- Colorado. 1
Water districts -- Colorado. 1
Water rights. 1
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Denver (Colo.). Board of Water Commissioners. 4
Water Supply and Storage Company. 3
Colorado Springs (Colo.). Department of Public Utilities. 2
Farr, W. D. (William Daven), 1910-2007. 2
Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (U.S.) 2
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North Poudre Irrigation Company 2
United States. Bureau of Reclamation. 2
Barry, Hamlet J., III, 1944-2010 1
Barry, Hamlet J., III, 1944-2010. 1
Blatchley Associates. 1
Blatchley, Ronald K. 1
Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw & Harring. 1
Carpenter family. 1
Carpenter, Delph. 1
Carpenter, Leroy S., 1843-1927. 1
Colorado River Commission. 1
Colorado State University. 1
Colorado Water Conservation Board. 1
Colorado. Department of Natural Resources. 1
Colorado. Mined Land Reclamation Division. 1
Colorado. Office of the State Engineer. 1
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company 1
Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company. 1
Denver Union Water Company (Denver, Colo.) 1
Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance 1
Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance. 1
Eastman Kodak Company. 1
Farmers Irrigating Ditch and Reservoir Company. 1
Farmers Union Ditch Company. 1
Farmers Union Irrigation Company. 1
Farr, W. D. (William Daven), 1910-2007 1
Fisk, Charles C., 1918-2005 1
Fountain Valley Authority (Colo.) 1
Godfrey Ditch Company 1
Godfrey Ditch Company. 1
Great Western Sugar Company. 1
Greeley (Colo.). Water and Sewer Board. 1
Gronning, Lloyd J. 1
Home Supply Ditch Company. 1
Home Supply Reservoir Company. 1
Hoover, Marvin D. 1
Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company 1
Iliff and Platte Valley Ditch Company. 1
Johnson, Harvey G. 1
Micronesian Legal Services Corporation. 1
Milenski, Frank 1
Milenski, Frank. 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company. 1
Montezuma Valley Irrigation District. 1
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff. 1
Mosley, Earl L., 1883-1966 1
Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company. 1
Mountain Supply Ditch Company. 1
National Cattlemen's Association (U.S.) 1
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (U.S.) 1
National Cattlemen's Foundation. 1
Nixon, Raymond D. 1
North Fork Associates. 1
Ogilvie, James L. 1
Plumb and Dailey Ditch Company 1
Plumb and Dailey Ditch Company. 1
Proctor Water Company. 1
Public Employees' Retirement Association (Colorado) 1
Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company 1
Reorganized Farmers Ditch Company. 1
San Luis Valley Irrigation District 1
San Luis Valley Irrigation District. 1
Section No. 3 Ditch Company. 1
Simpson, Hal D. 1
Tyler, Daniel 1
Tyler, Daniel. 1
Water Supply and Storage Company 1
Western States Water Council 1
Wright Water Engineers 1
Wright Water Engineers. 1
Wright, Kenneth R. 1
Wright-McLaughlin Engineers. 1
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