Water Resources Department Records Guide

Water Resources Image-Powerhouse

(Enlarge image) This California and Oregon Power Company powerhouse along the Rogue River near Prospect was one of many hydroelectric projects built on western Oregon rivers in the mid-1900s. The 1928 photograph also shows the tramway, penstocks, and surge tank. (Water Resources Department Records, Photographs and Negatives, 93A-011, box 2, COP Co. photographs)

Image Slide Show

The following sample images illustrate a portion of the wide range of Water Resources Department activities and subjects:

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Boat races on Cottage Grove Lake, 1948
Bridge damaged by flood, 1945
Canal construction, early, ca. 1914
Canal construction, later, ca. 1914
Canal construction, completed, ca. 1914
Canal project construction camp, 1914
Celilo area proposed dam site, ca. 1914
Celilo Falls on the Columbia River, 1914
Columbia River at Bonneville, ca. 1915
Cottage Grove Dam, ca. 1950
Dam construction, ca. 1945
Detroit Dam and Powerhouse, ca. 1952
Detroit Dam at night, ca. 1952
Detroit Reservoir, 1955
Dredge on Yamhill River, 1951
Event speech, ca. 1945
Fishing method?, n.d.
Flooded road, 1953
Good roads march, ca. 1914
Historic Columbia River Highway bridge, 1918
Irrigated berry field, ca. 1950s
Logging with Model T, ca. 1925
Lookout Point Dam, 1949
Oregon City flood, 1890
Owyhee Reservoir, 1954
Powerhouse interior, 1928
Railroad relocation for dam, ca. 1950
Railroad trestle at Warm Springs, ca. 1915
Salmon hatchery at Marion Forks, 1949
Salmon hatchery at Oakridge, 1950
Willamette Valley flooding, n.d.

Also see the Historic Photograph Database - includes 238 Water Resources Department photographs from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives.

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