Collection M 161:
Southwestern Water Conservation District records inventory
 

Years this material was created: 1930s-1990s
Produced by the Southwestern Water Conservation District (Durango, Colo.)
Quantity: est. 21 linear shelf feet (in 14.5 document cases and other boxes) 
  2003 by Fort Lewis College Foundation, Center of Southwest Studies account


Links to contents
Preface
Introduction/ Scope and contents
Historical note

Series

Container list
Center of Southwest Studies collection inventories
Center of Southwest Studies



Introduction/ Scope and contents

M 161:
Southwestern Water Conservation District records

about 21 linear shelf feet (in 14.5 document cases and other boxes)

These are minutes, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, maps and other publications, legal documents and other records pertaining to water issues in the Four Corners region.  Topics include Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the Animas-La Plata project.


Historical note

The Southwestern Water Conservation District was formed in 1941 with duties identical to that of the Colorado Water Conservation District, which was formed in 1937.  The difference is in the geography.  The Southwestern Water Conservation District encompasses the remaining waters of the Colorado’s tributaries on the West Slope (including the San Juan, Dolores and Animas River basins).  This area is as arid as any part of Colorado, and also is prone to extreme conditions.  The floods of this area are as destructive as the droughts, which may have forced the Ancestral Puebloans from this area 700 years ago.

The District’s Board of Directors is composed of nine members.  Each member represents one of the District’s counties. They work with engineers, surveyors and lawyers to find optimum ways of managing water and supporting projects that will benefit the public.  Some projects the District supported have been the construction of Lemon Reservoir on the Mancos River and McPhee Reservoir on the Dolores.  They also hold regular meetings and frequently release press clippings to educate the public about regional water issues and promote conservation of existing water resources.


Administrative information

Acquisition information:  This collection is comprised of the Center of Southwest Studies' accessions 1997:01011 (15 linear shelf feet before processing, donated by the late Frank E. "Sam" Maynes, attorney for the District, on January 29, 1997) and 2002:12001 (3 24"-deep boxes donated by the Southwestern Water Conservation District by decision of its Board at its regularly scheduled board meeting on April 3, 2003). 

The 2002:12001 accession included books (an estimated 372 volumes; 368 titles, published 1849-2001, bulk 1936-2000) from the library of the Southwestern Water Conservation District, to be cataloged in the Delaney Southwest Research Library, and also maps from the Southwestern Water Conservation District (an estimated 341 maps; 261 titles, dated ca. 1905-1998, bulk 1936-1998), for the map collection at the Center of Southwest Studies.  

The earlier accession in 1997 consists of Southwestern Water Conservation District Board records and related water conservation records maintained by Frank E. (Sam) Maynes.  Those records date from ca. 1930s and include printed materials, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, and other materials relating to water conservation and water development projects in the Four Corners states. Those materials include items produced by the Colorado Water Conservation District.

Processing information This collection was arranged and described by Anthony Konkol, July-August 2003 and winter 2004.  Starting in July and August of 2003, Anthony Konkol, former student in Todd Ellison's Public History class, arranged and described this collection at the Southwest Studies, under Ellison's supervision.  Southwest Studies student workers produced the earlier list of contents of the folders, books and maps donated by the District (Accession 2002:12001) in January - March of 2003.  The folder data entry by Anthony Konkol, August of 2003 through March of 2004.  This inventory was produced by Anthony Konkol and Todd Ellison in August of 2003 (last revised in December of 2004). 


Series descriptions

This collection is comprised of two series, each arranged (for the most part) alphabetically.  Series 1 is subject files of the District.  Series 2 is comprised of records, correspondence, and newspaper clippings maintained by Southwest Colorado water attorney Frank E. "Sam" Maynes pertaining to the District.  The water district records are so comprehensive as to be taxing to a researcher; Mr. Konkol recommends beginning with the materials compiled by Sam Maynes, especially the newspaper clippings.  A third series, not yet arranged and described, is water rights applications.


Container List

Series 1: District subject files (262 folders)

Box

Fol.

Description

1

1

“Economic Impacts of the Animas-La Plata Project on La Plata County and Surrounding Area,” [1975]

1

2

AIRAO Enterprises, weather modification proposals, 1992

1

4

A-LP Negotiations, notes, 1985

1

3

A-LP, Dallas Creek, Dolores, San Miguel and West Divide Projects, report, 1960

1

5

American Legion Post 177, resolutions, 1944

1

6

Animas-La Plata Project Newsletter, 1990

1

7

Animas-La Plata Project, “questions and answers”, [1976]

1

8

Animas-La Plata Project, witness statements, 1964

1

9

Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, resolution concerning open records act, [1991]

1

10

Aqua Train, proposal and maps, 1983

1

11

Archuleta Economic Development Association, Restore the San Juan River Project, correspondence, 1990

1

12

Arizona Power Authority, annual reports, 1987-1988

1

13

Aspinall, Wayne, “Reclamation Pays”, paper, [1962]

1

14

Harry F. Blaney, “Evaporation From and Stabilization of Salton Sea Water Surface, paper, 1955

1

15

Big Thompson Project, pamphlet, [1960]

1

16

Board Appointments, Archuleta County, 1957-1969

1

17

Board Appointments, Dolores County, 1942-1974

1

18

Board Appointments, Hinsdale County, 1944-1995

1

19

Board Appointments, La Plata County, 1944-1956

1

20

Board Appointments, Mineral County, 1961-1993

1

21

Board Appointments, Montezuma County, 1943-1969

1

22

Board Appointments, Montrose County, 1943-1971

1

23

Board Appointments, San Juan County, 1943-1993

1

24

Board Appointments, San Miguel County, 1944-1975

1

25

Board of Directors, correspondence, 1942-1967

1

26

Board of Directors, memos to the board, 1945-1993

1

27

Jean Breitenstein, “Colorado’s Water Resources and What Should be Done About Them”, paper, 1954

1

28

Charles Butler (Geologist), correspondence, 1978

1

29

Christian J. Buys, “Power in the Mountains”, paper, [1990]

1

30

Central Arizona Project, correspondence, 1965

1

31

Central Utah Water Conservancy District, publications, 1973-1987

1

32

City of Cortez, correspondence, 1992

1

33

City of Durango, correspondence, 1950-1956

1

34

City of Farmington, official resolution opposing A-LP, 1977

1

35

City of Pagosa Springs. Correspondence, 1983-1995

1

36

Club 20, basic organization chart. [1990]

1

37

Club 20, correspondence, 1971-1993

1

38

Colorado Agriculture Planning Association, meeting notes, 1950

1

39

Colorado District Court, Water Division 2, Applications for Water Rights, 1994

1

40

Colorado Division of Water Resources, Annual Report, 1993

1

41

Colorado Division of Water Resources, Dam Liability Legislation, 1986

1

42

Ciruli, Floyd, letter concerning President’s 1977 environmental address, 1978

2

1

Colorado Division of Water Resources, letters on H.R. 9560, 1978

2

2

Colorado Division of Water Resources, letters, 1956-1994

2

3

Colorado Division of Wildlife, letters: nongame wildlife, 1998

2

4

Colorado Division of Wildlife, reports and publications, 1994-1998

2

5

Colorado Governor’s Office, correspondence, 1943-1991

2

6

Colorado Governor’s Office, correspondence, 1992-1993

2

7

Colorado Irrigation Centennial, letters and correspondence, 1952

2

8

Colorado League of Women Voters, Colorado Water Report, [1980]

2

9

Colorado River Association, newsletters, 1965-1967

2

10

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Project, reports, 1974-1987

2

11

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Project, Salinity Quality Control Standards, report, 1976-1978

2

12

Colorado River Storage Act, 1968

2

13

Colorado River Storage Project, information pamphlet, 1983

2

14

Colorado River Water Conservation District, letters and correspondence, 1937-1993

2

15

Colorado River Water Users Association, publications, 1955-1986

2

16

Colorado River,  documents, 1991

2

17

Colorado Rural Water Association, letters, 1993

2

18

Colorado Satellite-Linked Water Resource Monitoring System, correspondence, 1988-1993

2

19

Colorado Satellite-Linked Water Resources Monitoring System, monthly reports, 1986-1989

2

20

Colorado,  State Agencies, correspondence, 1968-1991

2

21

Colorado State Association of County Commissioners, letters and newsletters, 1972-1973

2

22

Colorado State Auditor, correspondence, 1965-1987

2

23

Colorado State Department of Agriculture, correspondence, [1985]

2

24

Colorado State Department of Health, correspondence, 1993

2

25

Colorado State Department of Labor, letters, 1961-1972

2

26

Colorado State Department of Law (Office of Attorney General), correspondence, 1942-1995

2

27

Colorado State Department of Law (Office of Attorney General), Instream Flow memos, letters, correspondence, 1994

3

1

Colorado State Department of Local Governments (Including former Colorado Tax Commission), correspondence and letters, 1957-1985

3

2

Colorado State Department of Natural Resources, letters and correspondence, 1991-1994

3

3

Colorado State Legislature, correspondence, 1972-1991

3

4

Colorado State University, Colorado Water Resource Research Institute, reports, 1977-1985

3

5

Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension Office, reports, 1957-1971

3

6

Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension, letters and correspondence, 1957-1971

3

7

Colorado State University, letters, 1956-1995

3

8

Colorado State University, publications, 1990-1994

3

9

Colorado State University, Rural Affairs Council, correspondence, 1972

3

10

Colorado State University, Yellow Jacket, letters and correspondence, 1986-1993

3

11

Colorado State Water Conservation Board, correspondence, 1977-1993

3

12

Colorado State Water Conservation Board, Western State

Water Council, papers, 1971

3

13

Colorado State Water Users Association, constitution and by-laws, 1954

3

14

Colorado State Watershed Association, meeting minutes, 1956-1957

3

15

Colorado State Watershed Conservation Association, constitution, [1956]

3

16

Colorado State Watershed Conservation Association, meeting minutes, 1958

3

17

Colorado Statutes Relating to Fire Fighting, 1963

3

18

Colorado Water Congress, audits, 1965-1966

3

19

Colorado Water Congress, letters and correspondence, 1962-1993

3

20

Colorado Water Congress, newsletter, 1979

3

21

Colorado Water Congress, papers, 1948-1993

3

22

Colorado Water Conservation Board, “Synopsis of Major Documents Relating to the Colorado River”, paper, 1976

3

23

Colorado Water Conservation Board, 1973 Southwestern Colorado Authorized Reclamation Projects, reports, 1973

4

1

Colorado Water Conservation Board, reports, 1941-1965

4

2

Colorado Water Conservation Board, reports, 1966-1976

4

3

Colorado Water Conservation Board, reports, 1992-1993

4

4

Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority, annual report, 1987

4

5

Colorado Water Workshop, schedule, 1993

4

6

Comsat (WaterTalk). List of station identification numbers, 1990

4

7

Comsat Information Package, 1982

4

8

Consultants, Clifford Jex, letters, 1958-1970

4

9

Consultants, Clifford Jex, reports, 1960-1965

4

10

Consultants, Tom Pitts and Associates, correspondence, 1993

4

11

Correspondence,  counties, 1941-1995

4

12

Correspondence,  received, 1971-1995

4

13

Correspondence,  sent, 1966-1995

4

14

Cortez Chamber of Commerce, correspondence, 1950

4

15

Cost/Benefit Ratio of Tucumcari Project, author unknown, [1978]

4

16

County Planning Department, La Plata County, maps, [1990]

5

1

Delta County Agricultural Planning Committee, proposal, 1949

5

2

Denver Water Board, publications, 1993

5

3

District Court Records, petition to create Dolores Water Conservancy District, 1953

5

4

District Court, Water Division 7, motions, 1981

5

5

District Court, Water Division 7, Southwestern Water Conservation District application for water rights. 1989

5

6

District Court, Water Division 7, Water Rights, 1948-1989

5

7

Dolores County, correspondence, 1968-1987

5

8

Dolores Project, correspondence, 1972-1987

5

9

Dolores Project, preliminary reports and plans, 1961

5

10

Dolores Project, Project data sheet, 1977-1988

5

11

Dolores Water Conservancy District, Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. and the Dolores Water Conservancy District, 1991

5

12

Dolores Water Conservancy District, reports, 1986

5

13

Dolores Water Conservation District, budgets and bills, 1962-1990

5

14

Dolores Water Conservation District, letters and correspondence, 1968-1992

5

15

Durango Area Chamber Resort Association, letters and correspondence, 1993

5

16

Endangered Species Act Coalition, papers, 1991

5

17

Energy and Water Development Sub-committee on Appropriations, testimonies, 1979

5

18

Engineering and Science Magazine, September 1978

Includes Article “The Simple Economics of Water” by James P. Quirk

5

19

Environmental Protection Agency, “Colorado Pollution Discharge Elimination System”, guidebook, 1975

5

20

Farm/Water Alliance, newsletters, 1978-1979

5

21

Farmington Chamber of Commerce, correspondence, 1990

5

22

Federal Register, vol.41, no.36, includes water pollution amendment, 1976

6

1

Flood Control Hearings, testimonies and comments, 1959

6

2

Flood of 1970, Estimates, bills and receipts, 1970

6

3

Flood of 1970, letters and correspondence, 1970-1971

6

4

Flood of 1973, audits and disaster relief estimates, 1973

6

5

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts, Animas Consolidated Ditch Company, 1973

6

6

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts, Echo Ditch Company, 1973

6

7

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts, Joe Freed Ditch Company, 1973

6

8

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts, Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company, 1973

6

9

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts, Park Ditch Company, 1973

6

10

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts, Pioneer Ditch Company, 1973

6

11

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts, Red Mesa Ward and Ditch Company, 1973

6

12

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts,  Ditch and Irrigation Companies, 1973

6

13

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts,  Ditch and Irrigation Companies, 1973

6

14

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts,  Ditch and Irrigation Companies, 1973

6

15

Flood of 1973, bills and receipts,  Ditch and Irrigation Companies, 1973

6

16

Flood of 1973, Correspondence for disaster relief, 1973

6

17

Florida Ditches, yield of ditches, tables and graphs, [1961]

6

18

Florida River Hydrographs, 1965

6

19

Florida Water Conservancy District, correspondence, 1993

6

20

Four Corners Environmental Research Institute, report and correspondence, 1978

6

21

Four Corners Regional Commission, letters, 1971

7

1

Four Corners Water Assessment Study, report, 1990

7

2

Frying Pan-Arkansas Project, letters and correspondence, 1958-1959

7

3

Frying Pan-Arkansas Project, pamphlet, [1980]

7

4

Frying Pan-Arkansas Project, publications, 1951-1972

7

5

Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, operating principles, 1959

7

6

Gunnison-Arkansas Project, planning report, 1950

7

7

Harris Consulting Firm, correspondence, 1988-1992

7

8

Harris Consulting Firm, water rights report, 1988

7

9

Highlands Ranch Water Use, report, 1996

7

10

Hinsdale County, correspondence, 1941-1993

7

11

House Bill 9560, Navigable Waters, correspondence and letters, 1976

7

12

Information Requests (from Southwestern Water Conservation District), correspondence, 1982-1988

7

13

Inter-Agency Committee on Water Resources, paper, 1960

7

14

Intergovernmental Task Force On Monitoring Water Quality, “The Strategy for Improving Water Quality Monitoring in the United States” report, 1994

7

15

Job Corps Conservation Camp, program, 1964

7

16

John Kaliszewski, “Assessing the Public’s Knowledge and Perceptions of Colorado Water”, report, [1990]

7

17

Kogovsek and Associates, correspondence, 1985-1993

7

18

Kogovsek and Associates, correspondence, 1995

7

19

Kogovsek and Associates, letter to Southwestern Water Conservation District on squawfish, 1990

7

20

La Plata Water Conservancy District, letter to supporters of A-LP, [1973]

7

21

La Plata Water Conservancy District, letters and papers, 1944-1947

7

22

La Plata West Water District, proposal, 1997

8

1

Lake Mead Operating Numbers, 1956-1957

8

2

Lake Powell, brochure, 1965

8

3

 Legislation (Federal), 1938-1991

8

4

 Legislation (State of Colorado), 1953-1994

8

5

Lemon dam, correspondence concerning the name of the dam, 1962-1963

8

6

Leonard Burch, letter on Colorado squawfish, 1990

8

7

Litigation, Legal Information, 1966-1993

8

8

Litigation, Indian Water Rights, Colorado River Water Conservancy District et. al v. United States of America, 1974

8

9

Litigation, Indian Water Rights, United States of America v. Mary Atkin et. Al, 1997

8

10

Litigation, Sierra Club v. Block, 1985

8

11

 Lobbyists, letters, 1987-1995

8

12

Long’s Peak Working Group, “America’s Waters: A New Era of Sustainability”, report, 1993

8

13

Mancos Project, correspondence, 1946-1947

8

14

Frank E. “Sam” Maynes, “A General Discussion of the Federal Reserved Rights Doctrine,” paper, 1976

8

15

Frank E. “Sam” Maynes, letter to Southwestern Water Conservation District on squawfish, 1990

8

16

Frank E. “Sam” Maynes, Unofficial Denver office correspondence, 1960

8

17

 Meeting Minutes, 1950

8

18

Mexico Treaty, letters, 1944

8

19

Miller, Dave, (lobbyist), letters and correspondence, 1994-1995

8

20

James R. and Betty Milton, letters, 1976-1977

8

21

Mineral County, correspondence, 1961

8

22

Missouri River Basin, bills, 1944

8

23

Missouri River Basin, River Valley Testimonies, 1943-1944

8

24

Missouri Valley Authority, newspaper article, 1945

8

25

Montezuma County, correspondence, 1941-1952

8

26

Montezuma Valley Irrigation District, correspondence, 1949-1952

8

27

Montezuma Water Company, correspondence, 1991

8

28

Mountain States Legal Foundation, news release, [1990]

8

29

National Endangered Species Act Coalition, basic information letter, 1992

8

30

National Reclamation Association, correspondence, 1954-1968

9

1

National Reclamation Association, papers, 1959-1969

9

2

National Rivers and Harbors Congress, correspondence, 1963-1965

9

3

National Rivers and Harbors Congress, papers, [1945]

9

4

National Rivers and Harbors Congress, reports and publications, 1957-1968

9

5

National Rivers and Harbors Congress, reports, 1951

9

6

National Rural Electric Association, resolutions, 1973

9

7

National Water Resources Association, program and papers, 1975

9

8

National Water Resources Association, program for conventions, 1972-1974

9

9

National Water Resources Association, publications, 1993

9

10

National Weather Service, “Fall Water Supply”,  report, 1988

9

11

National Weather Service, “Water Supply Outlook”, report, 1988-1989

9

12

Navajo Irrigation Act, amendments, 1960

9

13

New Mexico Game and Fish Department, letters and correspondence, 1958

9

14

Newspaper Clipping Notes, the Durango floods of 1911 and 1927

9

15

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, letters and correspondence, 1986-1987

9

16

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, publications and papers, 1973-1986

9

17

Office of the White House Press Secretary, press release, 1978

9

18

Other Water Organizations, resolutions, 1954-1965

9

19

Outgoing Correspondence, 1994

9

20

Pine River Canal Company, records, 1961

9

21

Pine River Irrigation District, letters, 1993

9

22

Planning Resources Corporation, proposals, 1986

9

23

President of the United States, water policy message, 1978

9

24

Profile of San Juan River System, table and graph, 1947

9

25

Public Law 92-500, federal water pollution control act, 1972

9

26

Public Law 92-500, incoming letters to Southwestern Water Conservation District, 1975-1976

9

27

Public Law 92-500, outgoing letters from Southwestern Water Conservation District, 1975-1976

9

28

Rainbow Bridge Litigation, letters and correspondence, 1973

9

29

Rainbow Bridge Litigation, testimonies and newspaper clippings, 1973

9

30

Rainbow Bridge National Monument Monitoring Program, reports, 1974-1976

9

31

Reasons for Building the Animas-La Plata Project, [1975]

9

32

Rio Blanco/Navajo/San Juan Rivers Association, correspondence, 1975

9

33

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law, newsletter, 1976

9

34

Salt River Valley Water Users Association Legal Counselor J.A. Riggins, “The Indian Problem”, paper, 1957

9

35

Sam Maynes, explanation of A-LP Project to Governor Love, 1973

9

36

San Juan and San Miguel Projects, reports, 1951

9

37

San Juan Basin Draft Recovery Implementation Program, correspondence, 1990

9

38

San Juan Resources Conservation and Development Council, correspondence, 1971

10

1

San Juan Water Conservancy District, correspondence, 1990

10

2

San Juan/Chama Project Storage, letters, 1978

10

3

San Juan/Chama Project, Shutz v. Stamm, court reports including final ruling, 1974-1977

10

4

San Juan/Chama, letters on silting problems, 1973-1974

10

5

San Juan-Chama Project,  papers, 1953-1958

10

6

San Juan-Chama/Navajo Irrigation Project, bills and testimonies, 1958-1960

10

7

San Juan-Chama/Navajo Irrigation Project, reports and letters, 1957

10

8

San Luis Valley Resource Conservation and Development Area, meeting minutes, 1969-1973

10

9

San Luis Valley Resource Conservation and Development Project, constitution and by-laws, 1970

10

10

San Luis Valley resource Development Council, notes, 1967

10

11

San Miguel Project Summaries, 1973-1992

10

12

San Miguel Project,  studies and reports, 1964-1989

10

13

San Miguel Project, correspondence, 1960-1992

10

14

San Miguel Project, diversion requirement table, 1962

10

15

San Miguel Project, Irrigation Requirements, tables and charts, 1962

10

16

San Miguel Project, water supply data, 1962

10

17

San Miguel Water Conservancy District, letters and correspondence, 1972-1978

10

18

San Miguel Water Rights, [1963]

10

19

Senator Ben Campbell, amendment to H.R. 3960,1990

10

20

Sierra Club, letters, 1990

10

21

Sigma Delta Chi, statement prepared for Colorado Newspapers and Radio Forum, 1951

10

22

Silmon Smith, “Analysis of Colorado’s Share of Colorado River and It’s Consumptive Use, Present and Potential”, report, 1950

10

23

Silt Project Dedication Ceremony, program, 1967

10

24

Snow Courses, Snotel Sites, Soil Moisture Stations, lists of locations, 1969-1977

10

25

Soil Conservation Service, “Colorado Basin Outlook”, report, 1993

10

26

Soil Conservation Service, conservation plan, 1979

10

27

Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, meeting minutes, 1994-1995

10

28

Southeastern Water Conservancy District, publications, 1987-1993

10

29

Southwest Colorado Agricultural Trade and Development Center, letters, 1990

10

30

Southwestern Water Conservancy District, meeting minutes, 8-24-78

10

31

Southwestern Water Conservation District, “Project of National Urgency” (A-LP), 1976

10

32

Southwestern Water Conservation District, letter from Robert Tyner, 1973

10

33

Southwestern Water Conservation District, letter to national water commission, 1973

10

34

Southwestern Water Conservation District, letters to Interior on Colorado squawfish, 1990

10

35

Southwestern Water Conservation District, letters, 1979

 

36

Southwestern Water Conservation District, report “Comments concerning review draft of proposed report of the national water commission”, 1972

10

37

R.J. Tipton, statement, [1948]

11

1

Sparks, Felix, Fryingpan/Arizona Project, letters, 1978

11

2

State Office of Water Conservation, request for public water conservation ideas, 1991

11

3

Stone, Clifford, “Interstate Water Compacts”, paper, 1957

11

4

Streamgaging, correspondence, 1991

11

5

Southwestern Water Conservation District Audit, 12/31/1990-12/31/1991

11

6

Southwestern Water Conservation District Manager’s Memos, 1972

11

7

Southwestern Water Conservation District, correspondence sent, 1959-1993

11

8

Taxpayers for Economic Development, correspondence, 1987

11

9

Taxpayers for the Animas River, correspondence, 1993

11

10

Taxpayers for The Animas River, letters, 1987

11

11

Taxpayers for the Animas-La Plata Referendum, correspondence, 1987

11

12

TransColorado Gas Transmission Company, proposal, [1992]

11

13

Transcript of Special Joint Meeting, Southwestern Water Conservation District and Colorado Water Conservation District, 1957

11

14

U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, correspondence, 1990

11

15

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, correspondence, 1959-1980

11

16

U.S. Bureau of the Budget, correspondence, 1966

11

17

U.S. Congress, correspondence, 1954-1993

11

18

U.S. Congress, Hearings and Reports, transcriptions, 1949-1971

11

19

U.S. Congress, U.S. Congress Handbook, 1975

11

20

U.S. Congress, U.S. Congress Handbook, 1976

11

21

U.S. Department of Agriculture, “The Outlook for Livestock in the National Forests”, paper, 1958

11

22

U.S. Department of Agriculture, water policies, 1955

11

23

U.S. Department of Energy, reports, 1980

11

24

U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Lemon Reservoir area and capacity tables, 1960

11

25

U.S. Department of Interior, Second Progress Report on the implementation of the President’s water policy, 1979

11

26

U.S. Department of the Interior (Bureau of Reclamation), correspondence, 1994-1995

11

27

U.S. Department of the Interior (Bureau of Reclamation), publications and statements, 1969-1982

11

28

U.S. Department of the Interior (Bureau of Reclamation), Southwest Energy Study, draft report, 1972

12

1

U.S. Department of the Interior, Colorado projects and water rights summaries, 1970

12

2

U.S. Department of the Interior, letters, 1969-1990

12

3

U.S. Geological Survey, “Methane Concentration and Methane Isotope Data for Groundwater and Soil Gas in the Animas River Valley”, report, 1993

12

4

U.S. Geological Survey, correspondence, 1982-1993

12

5

U.S. Geological Survey, reports, 1995

12

6

U.S. House of Representatives, vote register, 1961

12

7

U.S. Office of Emergency Preparedness, publications, 1968-1971

12

8

U.S. Water Resources Council, water assessment report, 1975

12

9

United Stated Department of Health, papers, [1960]

12

10

United States Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Mead statistics, 1967

12

11

United States Bureau of Reclamation, Reservation data definition forms, 1962

12

12

United States Bureau of Reclamation, Rio Blanco River and Fishery study, 1990-1991

12

13

United States Court of Appeals, Friends of the Earth v. Bureau of Reclamation (Rainbow Bridge case), 1973

12

14

United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, “Accounting of Water: San Juan/Chama Project, Colorado-New Mexico,” 1963

12

15

United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Animas-La Plata project photos, 1960

12

16

United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Dolores project photos, 1960

12

17

United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, letter with a cost table, 1990

12

18

United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, newsletter, 1975-1976

12

19

United States Water Resources Council, newsletter, 1974

12

20

Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, 1948

12

21

Upper Colorado River Commission, “Federal Participation in Irrigation and Use of Power Revenues”, paper, 1978

12

22

Upper Colorado River Commission, meeting minutes, 1961-1964

13

1

Upper Colorado River Commission, letters, 1965-1979

13

2

Upper Colorado River Commission, publications, 1956-1976

13

3

Upper Colorado River Commission, reports and remarks, 1951-1965

13

3

Ute Tribe, Public Works for Water and Power Development Research Appropriations, letters, 1978

13

4

Vallecito Dam,  reports, 1946-1990

13

5

Water District #7, Water Rights Cases, rulings and memos, 1973

13

6

Water Division #7, Water Rights Cases, 1973

13

7

Water Education Foundation, :Layperson’s Guide to the Colorado River”, publication, 1991

13

8

Water Public Release Information Program, correspondence, 1994

13

9

Water Resources Congress, letters, 1971-1993

13

10

Weather Modification Program, correspondence, 1982-1990

13

11

Weather Modification Program, reports, 1982-1986

13

11

Western Association of State Game and Fish Commissioners, “An Inquiry Into the Effects of Reservoirs and Canals on Big-Game Migrations,” [1965]

13

12

Western Colorado Conservancy District, resolutions, 1954

13

13

Western Colorado Planning Association, records, 1949-1954

13

14

Western Colorado Water Association, correspondence, 1954

13

15

Western Livestock Journal, newspaper clippings, 1990

13

16

Western Resources Wrap-Up, newsletter, 1978

13

17

Western Systems Coordinating Council, reports, 1995-1996

13

18

Western Weather Consultants, “A Study to Evaluate the Feasibility of Developing a Wintertime Precipitation Augmentation Program for the Southeastern San Juan Mountains and the Mountains Surrounding the San Luis Valley”, report, 1976

13

19

Williams, D. Lewis, statement regarding proposed principle and standards before the Water Resources Council, 1972

13

20

Wolford Mountain Project, pamphlet, [1990]

13

21

Wright Water Engineers, proposals, 1982


Series 2: Records maintained by Frank E. "Sam" Maynes pertaining to the District (35 folders)

Box 1 of Series 2:

Folder Description

1

Bureau of Reclamation survey agreement with Henry Lemon, 1937

2

Colorado Water Conservancy District district law, [1980]

3

Colorado Ute Water Rights Settlement House and Senate Bill, 1987

4

Navajo Indian Irrigation Project House and Senate Bill, 1958

5

House Bill: Water Resources Planning Act of 1961

6

House Bills: House resolutions 4903, 5301, 5510, 7847: federal cooperation in non-federal projects, 1953-1954

7

House Bill: House resolution 4788: small reclamation projects, 1953

8

House Bills: House resolutions 4397 and 4404: Central Valley Project, California, 1953

9

Housing and Urban Development report: comprehensive plan for the Durango urban area, 1970

10

LPEA v. Cummings legal files, 1982

11

Senate Bill 3013: Colorado River Storage, 1952

12

Senate Bill 1343: Colorado Wilderness designation, 1989

13

Senate Bill1004: Central Arizona Project, 1967

14

Senate Bill 174: Wilderness Act, 1961

15

Senate Bill 3354: amendments to the Water Resources Planning Act, 1970

16

Transcription of Southwestern Water Conservation District interview with Governor Love, 1973

17

U.S. District Court case: Rainbow Bridge lawsuit, 1974

18

U.S. District Court case: Southwestern Water Conservation District v. Bureau of Reclamation, 1974

19

U.S. Forest Service South Animas planning packet, 1975

   

Correspondence:

20

Anderson, Clinton P., (U.S. Senate) correspondence, 1960

21

Cassidy, Sam, correspondence, 1991

22

Colorado Democratic Party, correspondence, 1962-1963

23

Division of Endangered Species, Fish and Wildlife, correspondence, 1991

24

Fritz, Daniel, (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation), correspondence, 1992

25

Heckers, John, correspondence, 1970

26

Lesky, John D. (U.S. Department of Interior), correspondence, 1994

27

Porter and Klingsmith (attorneys), correspondence, 1960

28

Senator Al Ruland, correspondence, 1971

29

Shutz, Harold, correspondence, 1967

30

Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, correspondence, 1972

31

Southwestern Water Conservancy District, correspondence, 1989

32

Southwestern Water Conservancy District, correspondence, 1992

33

Sparks, Felix, correspondence, 1966

34

U.S. Senate select committee on natural water resources, correspondence, 1959

35

Williams, Robert D.  (U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife), correspondence, 1994

Box 2 of Series 2: Newspaper clippings (archival photocopies), 1962-19970 (14 folders)

 Folder

 Source

 Subject

 Date

1

Colorado and New Mexico newspaper clippings

Squawfish

1990

2

Colorado University School of Law newsletter

Resource Law Notes

1990

3

Democrat newsletter

Democratic Issues

1962

4

Denver Colorado newspaper clippings

Two Forks

1987-1990

5

Denver Colorado newspaper clippings

Animas-La Plata Project

1987-1990

6

Durango Herald newspaper clippings

Animas-La Plata Project

1997

7

Durango Herald newspaper clippings

Animas-La Plata Project Vote

1987

8

Durango Herald newspaper clippings

Animas-La Plata Project (ads only)

1987

9

Durango Herald newspaper clippings

At a Glance: Colorado River

1997 June 2-15

10

Los Angeles Examiner

Delta Project

1959

11

New Mexico newspaper clippings

Animas-La Plata Project

1987-1990

12

Silverton Standard

Dams article

1969

13

West Slope Colorado newspaper clippings

Animas-La Plata Project

1987-1990

14

West Slope newspaper clippings

Dolores River

1987-1990


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