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Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red DotDesert Land Board Records

1901-1940

Location:
Box 8
Oversize Volumes

Quantity:
1.0 cubic foot
3 volumes

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.


 

Red Dot Separated Map:

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

DESCRIPTION:
"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"

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