Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Crook County Records Inventory
Water Rights Records
Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Certificate of Water Right-with index], 1911-1957 (1 volume);
Deschutes River Basin Water Use Plans and Resolutions, 1961-1967 (.20 cu.ft.);
Deschutes River Supplemental Findings of Fact and Order of Determination, 1950-1951 (1 volume);
Evidence and Testimony [Water Rights Adjudication Record-Crooked River], vol. 6, 1914 (1 volume);
In Re Crooked River [Water Rights Adjudication Record-includes statement and proofs, maps, decrees, testimony, notices, and related records-with index], vol. 1-5, 1914 (5 volumes);
Report of Water Right Commission Ochoco Irrigation District, 1917 (1 volume);
Water Right Decrees, 1910-1926 (.30 cu.ft.);
Water Right Record [with index], vol. 3, 1957-1971 (1 volume);
Water Rights [Maps-includes Deschutes River, Crooked River, and Squaw Creek], 1903-1914 (ca.70 maps);
Water Rights [Notice of Water Rights-with index], 1879-1911 (1 volume);
[W-Rights-Water Rights Records], 1972-1979 (29 aperture cards).
Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Water Rights-Records], 1971-1979 (39 aperture cards).
Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Contract Deed Record [Deschutes Irrigation and Power Company-Water Use-includes only 4 entries], 1910 (1 volume);
[Water Rights Notices], 1903-1907 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Circuit Court Storage Cage:
Transcript of Cases [includes attachments, executions, water rights, and circuit court journal and register entries], vol. 1, 1887-1910 (1 volume).