Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Hydroelectric Project Records


Boxes 27-44
Map Drawer 9
Map Box 2
Photograph Box 1

18.9 total cubic feet
80 maps (1.0 cubic feet)
86 photographs (.15 cubic feet)

Arrangement: Alphabetical by river drainage district; thereunder by river or creek

Series documents the application process for permission to appropriate surface water for hydroelectric projects. Individuals, local governments, or hydroelectric company apply to the state of Oregon, and often the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for licenses to construct and operate hydroelectric projects.

Series includes applications, correspondence, hearing testimony and transcripts, reports and feasibility studies, environmental impact reports, statements supporting or opposing the projects, maps, and photographs.

Records discuss the location and construction of hydroelectric plants, dams, and reservoirs and the impact of the project on the land, rivers and streams, people, wildlife, and fish of the area.


Red Dot Separated Photographs



Red Dot Separated Maps and Charts - Removed from:

Boxes 27-34
Boxes 35-44


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