Water Resources Department Records Guide
Record Series Descriptions
Desert Land Board Records
1.0 cubic foot
Arrangement: Alphabetical by type of record
Series documents the functions and policies of the Desert Land Board, which was created in 1909 and abolished in 1927 when its duties were transferred to the Reclamation Commission. Records document reclamation projects and the irrigation and land companies involved with the reclamation, irrigation, and settlement of arid regions of Oregon under the provisions of the Carey Act.
Series includes business and fiscal correspondence, meeting minutes, the Deschutes Valley Reclamation Report, and the Deschutes River Water Supply Report. The biennial report (1914) details the functions of the Desert Land Board and the history of various reclamation projects, specifically the Tumalo Irrigation Project and the Columbia Southern Irrigating Company.
Topics covered by these records include irrigation and irrigation projects, the reclamation of arid land, and water resource management. Related records are the Certificates of Proof, Desert Land Board Reclamation Records, Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records, and Survey Record Books.
SERIES TITLE: Desert Land Board Records
RECORDS REMOVED FROM BOX/FOLDER: 8/40
RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Roll 2
TYPE OF RECORDS REMOVED: Map
NUMBER OF RECORDS REMOVED: 1
"Map of Land in Crook County, Oregon, to Accompany List of Desert Land Selected for Irrigation," 1901
Blueprint with colored ink added
Scale: 1" = 4000'
62" x 29.5"