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Abstract For over 50 years, Ival V. Goslin (1911-1991) worked in water resources. This collection contains records from throughout his career. The bulk of the collection contains records from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority where Goslin served as the first executive director and later as a consultant. The Authority (est. 1981) has conducted water project feasibility studies and created and implemented financing programs for water and wastewater infrastructures. The...
Dates: 1907-2004; Majority of material found within 1960-1991
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 James L. Ogilvie (1911-1995) had a long career with the United States Bureau of Reclamation in the field of irrigation and water management. He worked 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. A portion of the collection is digitized and ...
Dates: 1889-1992; Majority of material found within 1955-1980
Abstract John R. Fetcher (1912-2009) was instrumental in the creation of several of Colorado's recreational areas through his involvement in the construction of large water projects. Fetcher helped found the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and only retired shortly before his death. The collection largely relates to the construction of Steamboat Lake located in Routt County, Colorado. The collection includes reports, maps, blueprints, notes, and a brochure. Also included in the collection are...
Dates: 1960-1966 and 2009
Abstract The Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company combined eastern wealth, optimism, and engineering skill to irrigate Colorado's arid southeastern plains. Beyond initial attempts at growing and processing sugar beets, the company established the Amity Canal Model Dairy Farm about 1914. The collection consists chiefly of photographic materials along with a set of engineering letters. Photographic subjects are mainly the company's irrigation facilities and related construction or...
Dates: 1898-1925; Majority of material found within 1902-1920
Abstract Formed in 1901 to take over several earlier companies, the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company operated the Amity Canal System in southeastern Colorado. The company became a subsidiary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1910, went through several lawsuits that mutualized the system, and dissolved in 1966. The collection documents the company through materials accumulated in the New York office, including meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, legal and financial...
Dates: 1883-1979; Majority of material found within 1901-1950
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
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. A...
Dates: 1887-1976; Majority of material found within 1900-1930
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