Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Linn 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 Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
[Water Rights-Record], vol. 1, 1A-4, 1905-1974 (2 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Hallway:
Findings and Order of Determination [Marion and Linn Counties-North Santiam and its Tributaries], ca.1942 (1 volume);
Findings and Order of Determination Santiam and South Santiam Rivers and Their Tributaries, 1978 (1 volume);
Santiam & South Santiam River Adjudication [Water Rights Records], vol. 1-4, 1941-1972 (4 volumes).
Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's North Basement Records Storage Room:
Adjudication Survey of Santiam and South Santiam Rivers [Maps-with index], 1972 (27 maps).